Under Crescent and Cross

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Under Crescent and Cross
  • Mark R. Cohen
  • English
  • 13 December 2018
  • 069101082X

About the Author: Mark R. Cohen

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Under Crescent and Cross The exacerbation of Arab Israeli conflict at the time of the Six Day War in 1967 gave birth in some quarters to a radical revision of Jewish Arab history At stake was the longstanding, originally Jewish, myth of the interfaith utopia in which medieval Muslims and Jews peacefully cohabited in Arab lands a utopia that many Arabs claimed had continued until the emergence of modern Zionism Some Jewish writers challenged this notion with a countermyth of Islamic persecution, suggesting that Jews fared not much better socially and politically under Islamic rule than they did under Christendom Full of implications for Jewish, Islamic, and European historians, both myths form the backdrop of this provocative book aimed at enriching our understanding of medieval gentile Jewish relations Addressing general readers and specialists alike, Mark Cohen offers the first in depth explanation of why medieval Islamic Jewish relations, though not utopic, were less confrontational and violent than those between Christians and Jews in the West Cohen presents a systematic comparison of the legal, economic, and social situations of Jews in medieval Islam and Christendom, offering particularly fresh insights on issues of hierarchy, marginality, and ethnicity and on the topic of persecution and collective memory His analysis includes differences in theology that helped influence the way Muslims and Christians treated Jews Written for a broad audience, this book draws on many salient primary sources, which let the voices of medieval Islam, Christendom, and the Jews speak for themselves. New Download Books Under Crescent and Cross Author Mark R. Cohen – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Under Crescent and Cross

  1. Miriam says:

    I seem to have begun making notes at chapter 5 I can t remember now if I read the first half or not But the author seemed to mix in different times, places, and types of evidence so I m not sure how much difference it makes His overall conclusion seemed to be that under Muslim rule things sucked for the Jews, but not as much as they sucked under Christian ruleIn accounting for the fate of the Jews, Jewish historiography has traditionally placed considerable emphasis on their economic role I seem to have begun making notes at chapter 5 I can t remember now if I read the first half or not But the author seemed to mix in different times, places, and types of evidence so I m not sure how much difference it makes His overall conclusion seemed to be that under Muslim rule things sucked for the Jews, but not as much as they sucked under Christian ruleIn accounting for the fate of the Jews, Jewish historiography has traditionally placed considerable emphasis on their economic role in society It was the locus of their most frequent interaction with ChristiansThe early Christians disapproved of the accumulation of wealth, especially through commerce Jewish merchants traveled from the Mi...

  2. Siria says:

    Despite the title, Under Crescent and Cross The Jews in the Middle Ages is focused as much, if not , on historiographical conceptions of, and debates about, medieval Jewish Christian and Jewish Muslim interactions as it is about those interactions themselves Cohen dubs the two main schools of thought on medieval Jewish history the lachrymose and the anti lachrymos...

  3. سماء يَحيى says:

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  4. Phoenix says:

    Let Us Compare MythologiesAn interesting and scholarly read on the large scale socio political relationship of Jews in the middle ages Cohen holds that whereas animosity towards Jews in Christian countries was directed specifically and theologically towards Jews, in the case of the Muslim world Jews generally enjoyed or suffered similar treatment to other other dhimmi groups, usually Christians.Chapter 1 compares modern mythologies The first is that of the shiny happy dhimmi who was both pro Let Us Compare MythologiesAn interesting and scholarly read on the large scale socio political relationship of Jews in the middle ages Cohen holds that whereas animosity towards Jews in Christian countries was directed specifically and theologically towards Jews, in the case of the Muslim world Jews generally enjoyed or suffered similar treatment to othe...

  5. Aryeh says:

    Read this book for two different graduate level history classes at two different schools While I appreciate the author s breadth of knowledge, the book came across as somewhat biased Going on the basic premise that Jews were persecuted less under medieval Muslim rule than under medieval Christian rule is a semi safe bet, but setting it up weakly by only giving sources that prove the point and non...

  6. Elliott Bignell says:

    In this medium length but magisterial treatment, Cohen seeks the causes of convivencia and the relatively happier lot of Jews under the domination of Islam contrasted with under Christianity during the Middle Ages His findings are nuanced, equivocal and satisfyingly multi factored What he does is to look into causes What he does not do is try to measure the relative tolerance of the two religious hegemons or ask whether one wastolerant he takes this almost as given and seeks to explai In thi...

  7. Kody McCann says:

    Argument was very heavy handily given early in the book and it felt like the evidence was hand picked Still a very good overview of this time period and inter religious interaction.

  8. Damar Yoga Kusuma says:

    Cohen tries to rectify unrealistic claim in both extremes of Judeo Muslim conflicts Muslims claim that Jews live peacefully within benevolent Islam rule until the establishment of the state of Israel which shred everything into pieces and bits Similarly, Jews voiced that their live under Islamic rule suffer , or at least as mu...

  9. Bruce says:

    An academic study of the differences in treatment of Jews under Christianity and Islam The author is only covering the Middle Ages and shows Jews being treated, for the most part, much better through the time period i...

  10. Victoria says:

    Really important book, especially for its introduction and opening chapter on the myth counter myth of Jewish Christian Muslim relations, and the modern political developments that have led to the propagation of lachrymose neo lachrymose history Did not necessarily learn anything I didn t...