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Title:   Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   Used - Like New

Publisher:    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press December 2001

ISBN Number:    0838639437 / 9780838639436

Seller ID:   125836

This most recent (2002) block of Ye'or's research on the conditions of Jewish and Christian communities under Islamic rule examines developments during the two decades since the publication of The Dhimmi. Though it does summarize and repeat some of the material in her earlier book, Islam and Dhimmitude contains much original reflection, including a significant proportion examining the ways Christian animus toward Judaism played into the awful equation of Moslem dominance and Christian subservience and collusion. Ye'or's unflinching historical gaze has been lent immense and ominous relevance by the events of 9/11 (though this book was written prior to them), yet she also sees in the recent rapprochement between many Christians and Jews a possible sign of hope for peace between Western culture and Islam.

An Eighth Day View:

In this study of the legal and social condition of Jews and Christians subjected to Islamic rule (the dhimmis). Bat Ye'or examines various religious and historical sources, using the new term "dhimmitude" to describe their common history and legal status. Some of the laws derive from the special status institutionalized by the Church Fathers for Jews; once Islamized, these laws were incorporated into Muslim jurisprudence applicable for Christians and Jews alike. Dhimmitude is thus discussed from the perspective of Muslim theology, and also in regard to Christian attitudes to both Jews and Zionists.

Price = 24.95 USD

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