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Jews Among Arabs


Contacts and Boundaries


Mark R. Cohen and Abraham L. Udovitch, Editors



About the Book:

    This book, based on a colloquium organized at Princeton University, examines Jewish-Arab relationships using the experience of the Jewish communities of North Africa and Iraq in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as one example of interaction between a religioethnic minority group and the dominant society at large.

    The six papers in this volume comprise the fruits of the colloquium and, it is hoped, make a qualitative contribution to a different kind of study of Jewish-Arab relations in the modern world--one that might be relevant to other minorities as well. Contributors include: Joelle Bahoul, Elie Kedourie, Daniel Schroeter, Sasson Somekh, Norman A. Stillman, and Lucette Valensie. Contents include:

Lost Voices: Jewish Authors in Modern Arabic Literature

The Break Between Muslims and Jews in Iraq

Religious Orthodoxy or Local Tradition

From a Muslim banquet to a Jewish Seder

Contacts and Boundaries in the Domain of Language

Trade as Mediator in Muslim-Jewish Relations


About the Editors:

    Mark R. Cohen is Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Director, Program in Jewish Studies, Princeton University. Abraham L. Udovitch is Khedouri A. Zilka Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and former Chairman, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University.

Publication date: 1989


Size: 6 x 9 (15.2 x 22.9 cm); 140 pages

CIP L.C. 89-23563

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