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Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law: Dhimmis and Others in the Empire of Law

Anver M. Emon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199661633
eISBN:
9780191743399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661633.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

This book problematizes tolerance as a conceptually helpful or coherent concept for understanding the significance of the dhimmī rules, the Islamic legal doctrines that governed and regulated ... More


The Social Inferiority of Religious Minorities: and Mudejars

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the fate of the minority Christians in the Muslim countries of Europe and of minority Muslims in Christian countries in the aftermath of conquest. It shows that, once the ... More


Introduction

Anver M. Emon

in Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law: Dhimmis and Others in the Empire of Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199661633
eISBN:
9780191743399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661633.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

This chapter introduces the thesis in terms of the major themes addressed throughout the book.


Pluralism, Dhimmī Rules, and the Regulation of Difference

Anver M. Emon

in Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law: Dhimmis and Others in the Empire of Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199661633
eISBN:
9780191743399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661633.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

This chapter analyzes juristic debate on a range of issues related to the regulation of dhimmīs in the Muslim empire. The chapter starts with an analysis of the jizya or poll tax that non-Muslims ... More


Yemen: Muslim and Jewish Interactions in the Tribal Sphere

Bat-Zion Eraqi Klorman

in The Divergence of Judaism and Islam: Interdependence, Modernity, and Political Turmoil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037516
eISBN:
9780813042107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037516.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Except for Aden, Yemen was an independent entity beginning in 1918 under the Imamate. This chapter analyzes the striking resemblance of tribal dissension in Yemen to Arab–Berber unrest in southern ... More


In Search of Jewish Farmers: Jews, Agriculture, and the Land in Rural Morocco

Daniel J. Schroeter

in The Divergence of Judaism and Islam: Interdependence, Modernity, and Political Turmoil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037516
eISBN:
9780813042107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037516.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter connects with the preceding chapter on Jewish-Muslim life in rural Yemen. Although both studies describe tribally situated Jewish societies destined for dissolution through immigration, ... More


Jewish-Muslim Relations in Libya

Rachel Simon

in The Divergence of Judaism and Islam: Interdependence, Modernity, and Political Turmoil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037516
eISBN:
9780813042107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037516.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The tumultuous atmosphere clouding Muslim–Jewish coexistence in Libya was especially pronounced during Italian colonization (1911–43), during the British Military Administration (1943–52), and in ... More


Religious Minorities and Islamic Law: Accommodation and the Limits of Tolerance

Anver M Emon

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641444
eISBN:
9780191741104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641444.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

At the discursive intersection of Islamic law and the rights of minorities lies a difficult, and often politicized, inquiry into the Islamic legal treatment of religious minorities — in particular ... More


Islam vs the Shari‘a: Minority Protection within Islamic and International Legal Traditions

Javaid Rehman

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641444
eISBN:
9780191741104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641444.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

This chapter comments on the discussions in Chapters 18 and 19. Chapter 18 provides a particularly useful articulation of the differing perceptions by which premodern treatment of dhimmis is assessed ... More


Between Enemies and Friends

Janina M. Safran

in Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451836
eISBN:
9780801468018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451836.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes how jurists handled close personal relationships between Muslims and dhimmis while simultaneously maintaining boundaries between communities. This discourse offers insight into ... More


Borders and Boundaries

Janina M. Safran

in Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451836
eISBN:
9780801468018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451836.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter turns to the subject of boundary making and political authority in the context of jihad and the borderlands. Combining political and legal history, it explores how the presence of a ... More


Conclusion

Janina M. Safran

in Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451836
eISBN:
9780801468018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451836.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter considers the question of the legal status of dhimmis. Evidence presented in the previous chapters, as well as the analysis of boundary making, allow for a better ... More


Shiʿi Legal Attitudes Toward the Jews

in Between Foreigners and Shiʿis: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754583
eISBN:
9780804779487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754583.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The Quran treats Jews and other non-Muslims as ahl al-kitab (“people of the Book”) together with Christians, as banu-israil (the children of Israel), or as yahud (Jews). Aside from the Quran and the ... More


Conclusions

in Between Foreigners and Shiʿis: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754583
eISBN:
9780804779487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754583.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The general spirit of the dhimmah concept became fully ingrained in many parts of Muslim society in Iran during the nineteenth century. The Jews and other dhimmis were considered secondary to Muslims ... More


The Sultan’s Jews

Jessica M. Marglin

in Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300218466
eISBN:
9780300225082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218466.003.0005
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter draws on the records of the Ministry of Complaints and other government correspondence to argue that Jews were tied to the state in part through their ability to demand redress from the ... More


The Rule of the Infidel

Peter Jackson

in The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300125337
eISBN:
9780300227284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125337.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the experience of Muslims of all social ranks under infidel Mongol rule, focusing in particularly on the contexts of taxation, law and religious freedom. It also considers the ... More


Remapping a Messianic Movement in the Early Modern World

Cengiz Sisman

in The Burden of Silence: Sabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Donmes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190244057
eISBN:
9780190244071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244057.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This chapter deals with the life of Sabbatai Sevi (1626–1676) up to the emergence of the messianic movement during the reign of Mehmet IV in 1665. It argues that the Ottoman political, social, ... More


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