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History as Prelude : Muslims and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean

By: Montville, Joseph V.(Edited by)

0739184512 / 9780739184516
Paperback / softback
Stock expected by 13/12/2019
United States
149 x 226 mm, 290 grams 208 pages
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This collection of essays by seven highly respected scholars is a straightforward narrative of real world-intellectual, commercial, spiritual, philosophical, scientific, aesthetic-creative engagement among Jews, Muslims, and some Christians in daily life in Spain and around the Mediterranean.

History as Prelude is a major contribution to the Israeli-Arab peace process because it undermines-in fact, blows away-the efforts of propagandists who serve governments or political movements to negate the reality of the Arab-Jewish relationship in the medieval Mediterranean.

The contributors, in unassuming, well-researched scholarship have erected a wall protecting historical reality from distortion, providing irrefutable-and often delightful-examples of creative coexistence.


1DD Western Continental Europe, 1DS Southern Europe, 3H c 1000 CE to c 1500, HBJD European history, HBLC1 Medieval history, JFSR1 Jewish studies, JFSR2 Islamic studies

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