A history of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East

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Full title: A history of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East / Heather J. Sharkey, University of Pennsylvania.
Alternative titles: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East
Main author: Sharkey, Heather J. 1967- (Author)
Format: Book           

Summary: "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."
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Classmark: NB956.04 /748813
Series: Contemporary Middle East ; 6.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-360) and index.
ISBN: 9780521186872