History as Prelude: Muslims and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean

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History as Prelude: Muslims and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean

History as Prelude: Muslims and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean edited by Joseph V. Montville
English | November 3, 2011 | ISBN: 0739168142, 0739184512 | EPUB | 214 pages | 0.5 MB

This collection of essays by seven highly respected scholars is a straightforward narrative of real world―intellectual, commercial, spiritual, philosophical, scientific, esthetic―creative engagement among Jews, Muslims, and some Christians in daily life in Spain and around the Mediterranean. History as Prelude is a major contribution to the Israeli-Arab peace process because it undermines―in fact, blows away―the efforts of propagandists who serve governments or political movements to negate the reality of the Arab-Jewish relationship in the medieval Mediterranean. The contributors, in unassuming, well-researched scholarship have erected a wall protecting historical reality from distortion, providing irrefutable―and often delightful―examples of creative coexistence.