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By Heather J. Sharkey

throughout centuries, the Islamic heart East hosted huge populations of Christians and Jews as well as Muslims. this present day, this range is generally absent. during this booklet, Heather J. Sharkey examines the historical past that Muslims, Christians, and Jews as soon as shared opposed to the transferring backdrop of kingdom rules. concentrating on the Ottoman center East ahead of global struggle I, Sharkey deals a bright and full of life research of daily social contacts, gown, tune, foodstuff, bathing, and extra, as they introduced humans jointly or driven them aside. traditionally, Islamic traditions of statecraft and legislation, 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 at the same time guard and dismantle those hierarchies heightened tensions alongside non secular strains and set the degree for the twentieth-century center East.

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