By Heather J. Sharkey

ISBN-10: 0521186870

ISBN-13: 9780521186872

ISBN-10: 052176937X

ISBN-13: 9780521769372

throughout centuries, the Islamic heart East hosted huge populations of Christians and Jews as well as Muslims. this present day, this variety is generally absent. during this ebook, Heather J. Sharkey examines the heritage that Muslims, Christians, and Jews as soon as shared opposed to the transferring backdrop of nation guidelines. concentrating on the Ottoman center East ahead of international warfare I, Sharkey bargains a vibrant and full of life research of daily social contacts, costume, song, foodstuff, bathing, and extra, as they introduced humans jointly or driven them aside. traditionally, Islamic traditions of statecraft and legislations, which the Ottoman Empire maintained and tailored, taken care of Christians and Jews as safe subordinates to Muslims whereas prescribing limits to social blending. Sharkey exhibits how, amid the pivotal alterations of the fashionable period, efforts to at the same time guard and dismantle those hierarchies heightened tensions alongside non secular traces and set the degree for the twentieth-century center East.

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