A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle by Heather J. Sharkey

By Heather J. Sharkey

throughout centuries, the Islamic center East hosted huge populations of Christians and Jews as well as Muslims. this present day, this range is generally absent. during this e-book, Heather J. Sharkey examines the background that Muslims, Christians, and Jews as soon as shared opposed to the moving backdrop of kingdom guidelines. targeting the Ottoman heart East prior to global battle I, Sharkey bargains a bright and energetic research of daily social contacts, gown, track, foodstuff, bathing, and extra, as they introduced humans jointly or driven them aside. traditionally, Islamic traditions of statecraft and legislation, which the Ottoman Empire maintained and tailored, handled Christians and Jews as secure subordinates to Muslims whereas prescribing limits to social blending. Sharkey indicates how, amid the pivotal adjustments of the fashionable period, efforts to concurrently defend and dismantle those hierarchies heightened tensions alongside spiritual strains and set the level for the twentieth-century center East.

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