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By Heather J. Sharkey

throughout centuries, the Islamic center East hosted huge populations of Christians and Jews as well as Muslims. at the present time, this variety is generally absent. during this booklet, Heather J. Sharkey examines the heritage that Muslims, Christians, and Jews as soon as shared opposed to the transferring backdrop of kingdom regulations. concentrating on the Ottoman heart East prior to global warfare I, Sharkey deals a bright and vigorous research of daily social contacts, gown, tune, meals, 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, handled Christians and Jews as safe subordinates to Muslims whereas prescribing limits to social blending. Sharkey exhibits how, amid the pivotal adjustments of the fashionable period, efforts to concurrently defend and dismantle those hierarchies heightened tensions alongside spiritual traces and set the level for the twentieth-century center East.

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