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Christians and Jews Under Islam

Christians and Jews Under Islam
Youssef Courbage, Philippe Fargues

Translated by: Judy Mabro

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Focusing on the Arab World and Turkey, the authors show how Christian and Jewish minorities survived and even prospered under Islam thus modifying the view of Islam as dogmatic and unbending. They demonstrate that the decline of these minorities occurred in the wake of confrontation with the Christian West, the Crusades, the Spanish Reconquista, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in North Africa and the Balkans as a result of colonialism and the First World War, and the creation of the state of Israel.

Author Info

Youssef Courbage is Research Fellow at the Institut d'Etudes Demographic, Paris and Philippe Fargues is Director of the Centre d'Etudes et de Documentation Economique, Juridique et Social (CEDEJ) Cairo.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781788310390
Publication Date: 30 Jan 2018
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 216
Width: 138

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