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Stephan Conermann


Prof Dr Stephan Conermann is director of the Department of Near Eastern History and Languages at the University of Bonn, where he has been a professor of Islamic Studies since 2003. His research interests include narrative strategies in historiographic texts, transition periods, mobility and immobility, global history, and rule and power. He focuses on the Mamluk and Delhi Sultanates, the Mughal Empire and the Crossroads Area “Transottomanica”.
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Stephan Conermann (Ed.)

Muslim-Jewish Relations in the Middle Islamic Period

Jews in the Ayyubid and Mamluk Sultanates (1171–1517)

1. Edition 2017
198 pages
ISBN 978-3-8471-0792-7
Bonn University Press at V&R unipress

35,00 €
PDF eBook 27,99 € BUY

This book contributes to the history of medieval Jewry in general, as a basis for a comparative study of the position of the Jews in Christian Europe in the Late Middle Ages. The eight articles written by leading experts on this topic pay special attention to the following issues: the measure of tolerance of the Mamluk rulers and the Muslim populace toward the Jews; Jews in government positions and as court physicians; conversion and attitudes toward converted Jews; the Sufi (mystical) nature of Jewish leadership and its relation to the Sufi Islamic discourse; professional, intellectual, and legal interactions between Jews and Muslims. In the end, the contributions help us to sharpen our understanding of Jewish life during the Middle Islamic Period in the Near East.

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