Judaism and Islam: Boundaries, Communications, and Interaction : Essays in Honor of William M. Brinner

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William M. Brinner, Benjamin H. Hary, John John Lewis Hayes, Fred Astren
BRILL, 2000 - Religion - 438 pages
Several years ago an international conference was held at the University of California to honor Professor William Brinner, whose personal scholarship throughout the years has focused on both the Jewish and Muslim historical, cultural, and intellectual experiences. This volume, which consists of the works of many of the conference participants, is a collection of essays that deal with the interaction of Judaism and Islam over history from different perspectives. The book is divided into nine parts: introduction, overview, Jewish-Muslim interaction in medieval times, Jewish-Muslim interaction in modern times, Bible and Qur'?n, law, philosophy and ethics, sectarian communities, and language, linguistics and literature. As a resolution the Arab-Israeli conflict slowly edges forward, we believe that this publication will serve the purposes of both serious scholarship and better cultural understanding.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
ix
Barry Ross
xxix
OVERVIEW
xli
JEWISHMUSLIM INTERACTION IN MEDIEVAL TIMES
27
Mark R Cohen
37
Daniel J Lasker
53
in Medieval Cairo
67
Newby
83
Sasson Somekh
227
VI
246
Vardit RisplerChaim
257
Susan Spectorsky
269
PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS
279
Hava LazarusYafeh
303
SECTARIAN COMMUNITIES
321
Philip E Miller
335

Shaul Shaked
97
JEWISHMUSLIM INTERACTION IN MODERN TIMES
111
Norman A Stillman
123
BIBLE AND QURAN
139
Marc Bernstein
157
A Fresh Look at Genesis 22 in Light of Sura 37
169
Vera B Moreen
185
Ricks
203
LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS AND LITERATURE
343
Ariel A Bloch
355
Greenfield
381
Arabic and Hebrew
395
Shmuel Moreh
409
INDICES
417
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Benjamin Hary, Ph.D. (1987), University of California, is currently Associate Professor of Hebrew, Arabic and Linguistics at Emory University in Atlanta. He has published extensively in the area of Judeo-Arabic and Arabic linguistics and dialectology. John Hayes, Ph.D. (1984), UCLA, is Lecturer in Arabic and Semitics in Berkeley, and is interested in the linguistic history of the Ancient Near East. The second edition of his "Manual of Sumerian" is scheduled to appear in 2000. Fred Astren, Ph.D. (1993), University of Berkeley, is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University with research interest in Jewish history under Islam and the Karaite Jewish sect.

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