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A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East [Hardcover]

Item : A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Sharkey, Heather J.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 052176937X
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780521769372
Publisher Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pages Pages : 392
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100042240

This book traces the history of conflict and contact between Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Ottoman Middle East prior to 1914.This book examines relations between Muslims, Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Middle East before World War I. It describes how religion influenced state policies and popular attitudes, and how people mingled in daily life. Clearly and engagingly written, this book will appeal to undergraduates, experts, and general readers alike.This book examines relations between Muslims, Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Middle East before World War I. It describes how religion influenced state policies and popular attitudes, and how people mingled in daily life. Clearly and engagingly written, this book will appeal to undergraduates, experts, and general readers alike.Across centuries, the Islamic Middle East hosted large populations of Christians and Jews in addition to Muslims. Today, this diversity is mostly absent. In this book, Heather J. Sharkey examines the history that Muslims, Christians, and Jews once shared against the shifting backdrop of state policies. Focusing on the Ottoman Middle East before World War I, Sharkey offers a vivid and lively analysis of everyday social contacts, dress, music, food, bathing, and more, as they brought people together or pushed them apart. Historically, Islamic traditions of statecraft and law, which the Ottoman Empire maintained and adapted, treated Christians and Jews as protected subordinates to Muslims while prescribing limits to social mixing. Sharkey shows how, amid the pivotal changes of the modern era, efforts to simultaneously preserve and dismantle these hierarchies heightened tensions along religious lines and set the stage for the twentieth-century Middle East.1. Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East; 2. The Islamic foundations of inter-communal relations; 3. The Ottoman experience; 4. The Ottoman Empire in an age of reform: from Sultan Mahmud II to the end of the Tanzimat era, 1lĂ/

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