Jews and Muslims: Images of Sephardi and Eastern Jewries in Modern Times

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University of Washington Press, 2003 - 308 pages

Following the rise of Islam, many Jewish communities lived in predominantly Muslim lands. Muslim-Jewish co-existence was not seriously challenged until the modern period when European colonialism and the emergence of Zionism and Arab nationalism led to growing friction and conflict, resulting in the mass departures of Jews from these lands in the middle of the twentieth century.

Jews and Muslims throws light on the history of these communities and on the developments that led to the snapping of ties between Jews and Muslims by focusing on the century before the end of Jewish life in these areas. It interweaves analysis with translations of primary documents drawn from the archives of a French-Jewish organization, the Alliance Israelite Universelle, that had an extensive Jewish school network around the Mediterranean basin and whose teachers reported extensively on local events and trends over the decades. It illuminates the political, socio-economic, and cultural changes that eroded the place of Jews in Middle Eastern societies and offers a unique perspective, from within, on the historical background of some of the most vexing problems of the modern Middle East.

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Table des matières

Introduction
3
Instruction in the Alliance Schools
25
The Alliance Teaching Corps
34
The Discourse of the Alliance Teachers and the Civilizing
69
The Emancipation and Reformation of Women
80
The Transformation of the Social Structure of the Jewish
94
The Critique of Traditional Judaism
105
The War of Languages 725
125
The Impact of the West and the Alliance Schools 779
179
The Alliance Teacher as Political Activist and Political
201
The Teacher as Patriot and Advocate of the Jews
217
The Age of Nationalism
245
Conclusion
287
Glossary
293
Index of Personal Names
304
Droits d'auteur

A Portrait of the Communities
135

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À propos de l'auteur (2003)

Aron Rodrigue is Eva Lokey Chernov Professor in Jewish Studies and professor of history at Stanford University. His latest book is Sephardi Jewry: A History of the Judeo-Spanish Community, 14th-20th Centuries (with Esther Benbassa).National Jewish Book Awards Honor Book

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