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The Jews of Arab lands : a history and source book / [compiled by] Norman A. Stillman.

; Mazal Holocaust Collection
1st ed.. Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America, [1979] .
ISBN 1827601981, 0827601166

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Other Authors Stillman, Norman A., 1945-
Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Subjects Arab countries -- History -- Sources.
Arab countries.
Arabische Staaten.
États arabes -- Histoire -- Sources.
Jews -- Arab countries -- History -- Sources.
Jews -- Arab countries.
Judíos -- Países árabes -- Historia.
Juifs -- États arabes -- Histoire -- Sources.
Near East -- Jewish history -- Sources.
Description xxx, 473 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part One: History. The first encounter: Muhammad and the Jews -- Under the new order: Middle-Eastern Jewry in the first three centuries of Islam -- The best years: Mediterranean Jewry in the Islamic High Middle Ages -- Ifrīqiya (Tunisia) -- Egypt -- Spain -- The best years in retrospect -- The long twilight: the Jews of Arab lands in the later Middle Ages -- The Mamluk Empire -- North Africa (The Maghreb) -- The Arab Provinces of the Ottoman Empire -- The dawn of modern times: the Jews of Arab lands in the nineteenth century.
Part Two: Sources. The first encounter: Muhammad and the Jews -- Muhammad's first Jewish convert -- Muhammad's Ordinance for Medina -- Muhammad's Jewish adversaries in Medina -- "Mukhayrīq is the best of the Jews" -- The affair of the Banū Qaynuqā' -- The assassination of Ka'b born al-Ashraf -- The Brothers Muhayyisa and Huwayyisa -- The raid against the Banu 'l-Nadir -- The extermination of the Banū Qurayza -- Muhammad and the Jews of Khaybar -- The Koran on the treatment of the people of the book -- Some Koranic pronouncements on the Jews -- Under the new order: Middle-Eastern Jewry in the first three centuries of Islam -- Jews aid the Arabs in the conquest of Hebron -- The Christians and Jews of Hims prefer the Arabs to the Byzantines -- Umar permits the Jews to return to Jerusalem -- Jews aid the Muslim conquerors of Spain -- The Pact of Umar -- How the Jizya is to be collected and from whom -- Islamic protectionism: tariffs for Muslims and non-Muslims -- The itinerary of the Radhanite Jewish merchants -- The first Jews' oath in Islam -- The Caliph al-Mutawakkil and the Ahl al-Dhimma -- More of the same -- The installation of the Exilarch -- A Shi'ite view of the Exilarchate -- A Caliphal proclamation of appointment for a new Gaon -- A Christian and a Jewish notable pay their poll tax -- The appointment of Daniel born Samuel to the Gaonate -- The appointment of Eli born Zachariah to the Gaonate -- The best years: Mediterranean Jewry in the Islamic High Middle Ages -- A letter mentioning the appointment of the first Nagid in Tunisia -- The death of the first Nagid -- A synagogue accused of being in violation of Islamic Law is vindicated in court -- The Jews of Fustat raise money to pay the taxes of their brethren in Jerusalem -- A sick and destitute fugitive from the poll tax collector seeks the aid of a Jewish courtier -- A charity list -- A Fatimid Caliph steps into a dispute between Rabbanites and Karaites in the Holy Land -- Christian and Jewish officials in the Fatimid Empire -- The Caliph al-Hakim protects the Jews from the wrath of the populace -- A petition to a Court Jew in Fatimid Egypt -- A lament for the Jews of Palestine during the Bedouin Rampages of 1024 -- The assassination of Abu Sa'd al-Tustari -- A report on a compound of buildings dedicated as a charitable trust of the Jewish Community -- Hasday born Shaprut makes Spanish Jewry independent from the authority of Baghdad -- Samuel and Joseph ibn Naghrela -- A poetical attack on the Jews of Granada -- The fall of Jewish Vizier of Granada -- A Medieval curriculum of advanced Jewish and secular studies -- From the autobiography of a Jewish Apostate -- Maimonides' epistle to the Jews of Yemen -- Forced conversion of the Jews of Aden -- The self-styled Caliph is assassinated and the forced converts of Adam return to Judaism -- Obadiah the Proselyte on the treatment of the Jews of Baghdad under al-Muqtadi -- Benjamin of Tudela's description of Baghdadi Jewry -- The murderer of a Jew and his wife is punished.
The long twilight: the Jews of Arab lands in the later Middle Ages -- A document of protection (Dhimma) attributed by the Jews to Muhammad -- A retort to Muslim traditions concerning Jews and the Bible -- A Jewish philosopher on Islam and why some Dhimmis convert to it -- The fall of the Ilkhanids' Jewish Vizier -- An Italian Jew's impression of Cairo in the late fifteenth century -- The Jews' Oath in Mamluk Egypt -- The charge of appointment for a Nagid in Mamluk Egypt -- Instructions to a market inspector on the supervision of Dhimmis -- Al-Malik al-Salih's Decree against the Dhimmis -- Some Jewish anecdotes from an Anti-Dhimmi Treatise -- Traveling incognito with a Mamluk caravan -- The condition of the Jews in Jerusalem in the early sixteenth century -- The rise and fall of a family of Court Jews -- The fall of Ibn Batash spells catastrophe for Moroccan Jewry -- A Flemish scholar's observations on the Jews of Merinid Fez -- Portrait of a Jewish physician by his Muslim pupil -- Damascene Jewry in 1522 -- An Italian Jew describes the revival of Safed under the Ottomans -- Don Joseph attempts to rebuild Tiberias as a Jewish city -- An Order for the Deportation of the Jews of Safed to Cyprus -- The Sultan rescinds the Order of Deportation -- The Jews of Safed seek redress from the Ottoman Sultan for persecution by local officials -- The Ottoman Sultan orders a new census of the Jews of Safed for tax purposes -- An order from the Sultan to investigate reports of illegally built synagogues in Safed -- Firman confirming the confiscation of the Nahmanides Synagogue in Jerusalem -- "The murder is to our detriment, yet we have to pay the blood price" -- The lot of the Jews in Early 'Alawid Morocco -- Vigilante justice for a Jew in eighteenth-century Algiers -- A Jew is appointed Moroccan Public Minister to the English Court -- A Jewish Emissary from Morocco asks to present his credentials to the British Secretary of State -- The Tetouan Pogrom of 1790 -- A Moroccan account of the same incident -- The widow of a Moroccan Jewish Dragoman petitions the King of England -- The manners and customs of Moroccan Jewry -- The Jews of Marrakesh -- The recruitment of a Jewish interpreter in Tangier -- Aleppan Jewry in the eighteenth century -- The Jewish community of San'a in the late eighteenth century -- The dawn of modern times: the Jews of Arab Lands in the nineteenth century -- Cairene Jewry in the first half of the nineteenth century -- The Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem -- The synagogues and schools of Jerusalem in the 1830s -- A glimpse of a wealthy Jerusalem Jewish family -- A visit with the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem -- The Jewish community of Tiberias in the early nineteenth century -- Agitation against the Jews of Safed -- A German Orientalist is caught in an attack upon the Jews of Safed -- The Jewish settlers in Masqat -- A famous Jewish traveler visits his brethren in Aden -- The home of a wealthy Damascene Jew -- A British Consul assesses the general feeling toward Jews and Christians in the Levant -- A British Consul's general observations on the Jews of Palestine -- The Khatt-i Humayun -- A Muslim view of the Khatt-i Humayun -- A petition for the establishment of the first Hebrew journal in Palestine -- Jewish merchants in Haifa petition to keep their synagogue open -- The Ashkenazi Jews of Palestine establish separate butchers -- Jewish merchants of Gibraltar seek exemption from the Moroccan Dress Code for Dhimmis -- The Jews of Mogadore pay their poll tax -- A Moroccan Jewish merchant aids in the redemption of British captives from the Corsairs -- A decree in favor of Moroccan Jewry -- Iraqi Jews in the India trade -- Baghdadi Jews in the service of British merchants -- The Jews of Baghdad meet English missionaries -- Jewish and Christian inhabitants join in the defense al-Jazira against the Kurds -- A rabbi is accused of disrespect to Muhammad -- An anti-Jewish incident is prevented by a zealous Turkish official -- A dispute over the custody of Ezekiel's tomb -- A plea for aid in the Damascus Affair -- A Report on the Treatment of Jewish Prisoners in the Damascus Affair -- The British Consul in Egypt tries to intercede for the accused in the Damascus Affair -- Montefiore and Crémieux appeal to Muhammad 'Ali -- The Ottoman Sultan issues a Firman condemning the blood libel -- The Prussian Consul tries to intercede for the Jews of Damascus -- Instructions from H.B.M.'s Ambassador to Constantinople regarding Jews seeking British protection -- A Libyan Jew tries to regain lost British protection -- A resident Jew is appointed Austrian Consular Representative in Tripoli, Libya -- A Report to the Alliance Concerning the Pillage of the Jewish Quarters on the Tunisian Island of Djerba -- Tunisian Jewry complains to the Alliance Israélite Universelle -- A diplomatic incident over the German naturalization of some Tunisian Jews -- A description of the Jews of Tunis shortly before the French takeover -- A Sabbath among the Jews of Port Said -- A Report on Blood Libels in Damanhur, Egypt.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Arab countries
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5195353
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