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Jews under Christianity and under Islam

Jews under Christianity and under Islam

Prof. Mark R. Cohen

Though there were indeed exceptional cases of anti-Jewish violence, one thing appears to be clear when discussing Jewish life under Islam until the modern period – the violent and destructive early forms of antisemitism that developed in medieval Christian Europe do not appear in the Islamic and Arab world. Why is this so?


Cohen, Mark R., Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994).

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