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I Was a Doctor in Auschwitz (Paperback): Gisella Perl I Was a Doctor in Auschwitz (Paperback)
Gisella Perl; Introduction by Phyllis Lassner, Danny M Cohen; Afterword by Eva Hoffman
R757 R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Save R58 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Gisella Perl's memoir is the extraordinarily candid account of women's extreme efforts to survive Auschwitz. With writing as powerful as that of Charlotte Delbo and Ruth Kluger, her story individualizes and therefore humanizes a victim of mass dehumanization. Perl accomplished this by representing her life before imprisonment, in Auschwitz and other camps, and in the struggle to remake her life. It is also the first memoir by a woman Holocaust survivor and establishes the model for understanding the gendered Nazi policies and practices targeting Jewish women as racially poisonous. Perl's memoir is also significant for its inclusion of the Nazis' Roma victims as well as in-depth representations of Nazi women guards and other personnel. Unlike many important Holocaust memoirs, Perl's writing is both graphic in its horrific detail and eloquent in its emotional responses. One of the memoir's major historical contributions is Perl's account of being forced to work alongside Dr. Josef Mengele in his infamous so-called clinic and using her position to save the lives of other women prisoners. These efforts including infanticide and abortion, topics that would remain silenced for decades and, unfortunately, continue to be marginalized from all too many Holocaust accounts. After decades out of print, this new edition will ensure the crucial place of Perl's testimony on Holocaust memory and education.

Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam - Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities (Paperback): Jacob Lassner Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam - Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities (Paperback)
Jacob Lassner
R885 Discovery Miles 8 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam, Jacob Lassner examines the triangular relationship that during the Middle Ages defined - and continues to define today - the political and cultural interaction among the three Abrahamic faiths. Lassner looks closely at the debates occasioned by modern Western scholarship on Islam to throw new light on the social and political status of medieval Jews and Christians in various Islamic lands from the seventh to the thirteenth centuries. Utilizing a vast array of primary sources, Lassner shows just what medieval Muslims meant when they spoke of tolerance, and how that abstract concept played out at different times and places in the real world of Christian and Jewish communities under Islamic rule.

Espionage and Exile - Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film (Hardcover): Phyllis Lassner Espionage and Exile - Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film (Hardcover)
Phyllis Lassner
R1,890 R1,634 Discovery Miles 16 340 Save R256 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first narrative analysis of mid-twentieth century British spy thrillers demonstrating their critiques of political responses to the dangers of Fascism, Nazism, and Communism.

Life in the Writings of Storm Jameson - A Biography (Hardcover): Elizabeth Maslen Life in the Writings of Storm Jameson - A Biography (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Maslen; Series edited by Phyllis Lassner
R1,218 R1,086 Discovery Miles 10 860 Save R132 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Margaret Storm Jameson (1891-1986) is primarily known as a compelling essayist; her stature as a novelist and champion of the dispossessed is largely forgotten. In "Life in the Writings of Storm Jameson, "Elizabeth Maslen reveals a figure who held her own beside fellow British women writers, including Virginia Woolf; anticipated the Angry Young Women, such as Doris Lessing; and was an early champion of such European writers as Arthur Koestler and Czesław Miłosz. Jameson was a complex character whose politics were grounded in social justice; she was passionately antifascist--her novel "In the Second Year "(1936) raised the alarm about Nazism--but always wary of communism. An eloquent polemicist, Jameson was, as president of the British P.E.N. during the 1930s and 1940s, of invaluable assistance to refugee writers. Elizabeth Maslen's biography introduces a true twentieth century hedgehog, whose essays and subtly experimental fiction were admired in Europe and the States.

Long Shadows - The Second World War in British Fiction and Film (Hardcover): Petra Rau Long Shadows - The Second World War in British Fiction and Film (Hardcover)
Petra Rau; Series edited by Phyllis Lassner
R2,899 R2,504 Discovery Miles 25 040 Save R395 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Few countries attribute as much importance to the Second World War and its memory as Britain; arguably nowhere else has this conflict developed such longevity in cultural memory and retained such presence in contemporary culture. Long Shadows is about how literature and film have helped shape this process in Britain. More precisely, the essays collected here suggest that this is a continuous work in progress, subject to transgenerational revisions, political expediencies, commercial considerations, and the vicissitudes of popular taste. It would indeed be more accurate to speak of the meanings (plural) that the war has been given at various moments in British cultural life. These semantic variations and fluctuations in cultural import are rooted in the specificity of the British war experience, in the political aftermath of the war in Europe, and in its significance for Britain's postwar position on the global stage. In other words, the books and films discussed in these essays respond to how the war has been interpreted and remembered; what is at stake is the way in which the war has been emplotted as a hegemonic cultural narrative about Britain.

The History of al-Tabari Vol. 37 - The 'Abbasid Recovery: The War Against the Zanj Ends A.D. 879-893/A.H. 266-279... The History of al-Tabari Vol. 37 - The 'Abbasid Recovery: The War Against the Zanj Ends A.D. 879-893/A.H. 266-279 (Paperback)
Philip M. Fields; Notes by Jacob Lassner
R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Middle Eastern Politics and Historical Memory - Martyrdom, Revolution, and Forging National Identities (Paperback): Jacob... Middle Eastern Politics and Historical Memory - Martyrdom, Revolution, and Forging National Identities (Paperback)
Jacob Lassner
R609 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R38 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How is the complex history of the ancient Near East and Islamic World brought to bear in contemporary political discourse? In this book, Medieval Near Eastern historian Jacob Lassner explores the resonance of ancient and medieval history in the political disputes that dominate the contemporary Middle East. From identification with ancient forbears as a method of legitimization and nation-building, to tracing the deep history of the concept of revolution in the Arab world, the author probes the historical foundations of modern conflicts in the region. A medievalist, the author takes the position that an appreciation of cultural history is essential to understanding the debate surrounding the Israel/Palestine conflict. In turn, the book identifies the misappropriation and misunderstanding of the past, deliberate or accidental, as key weapon in the ongoing conflict.

Espionage and Exile - Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film (Paperback): Phyllis Lassner Espionage and Exile - Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film (Paperback)
Phyllis Lassner
R690 R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Save R103 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Analyses mid-twentieth century British spy thrillers as resistance to political oppression'Espionage and Exile' demonstrates that from the 1930s through the Cold War British writers Eric Ambler, Helen MacInnes, John le Carre, Pamela Frankau and filmmaker Leslie Howard combine propaganda and popular entertainment to call for resistance to political oppression. Their spy fictions deploy themes of deception and betrayal to warn audiences of the consequences of Nazi Germany's conquests and later, the fusion of Fascist and Communist oppression. With politically charged suspense and compelling plots and characters, these writers challenge distinctions between villain and victim and exile and belonging by dramatising relationships between stateless refugees, British agents, and most dramatically, between the ethics of espionage and responses to international crisis.Key FeaturesThe first narrative analysis of mid-twentieth century British spy thrillers demonstrating their critiques of political responses to the dangers of Fascism, Nazism, and CommunismCombines research in history and political theory with literary and film analysisAdds interpretive complexity to understanding the political content of modern cultural productionOriginal close readings of the fiction of Eric Ambler, John Le Carre and British women spy thriller writers of World War II and the Cold War, including Helen MacInnes, Ann Bridge, and Pamela Frankau as well as the wartime radio broadcasts and films of Leslie Howard

Topographic Surveying Using the Sokkisha Set2 Electronic Total Station with the NEC Mobile Pro 780 Computer - Usgs Open-File... Topographic Surveying Using the Sokkisha Set2 Electronic Total Station with the NEC Mobile Pro 780 Computer - Usgs Open-File Report 2001-231 - Scholar's Choice Edition (Paperback)
United U. S. Department of the Interior; Lisa A. Lassner, Jeffrey E. Lucius
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Topographic Surveying Using the Sokkisha Set2 Electronic Total Station with the NEC Mobile Pro 780 Computer - Usgs Open-File... Topographic Surveying Using the Sokkisha Set2 Electronic Total Station with the NEC Mobile Pro 780 Computer - Usgs Open-File Report 2001-231 (Paperback)
Lisa A. Lassner
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific organization created in 1879, and is part of the U.S. government. Their scientists explore our environment and ecosystems, to determine the natural dangers we are facing. The agency has over 10,000 employees that collect, monitor, and analyze data so that they have a better understanding of our problems. The USGS is dedicated to provide reliable, investigated information to enhance and protect our quality of life. This is one of their circulars.

Modern Applications of DNA Amplification Techniques - Problems and New Tools (Paperback, 1997): Dirk Lassner, Barbara... Modern Applications of DNA Amplification Techniques - Problems and New Tools (Paperback, 1997)
Dirk Lassner, Barbara Pustowoit, Arndt Rolfs
R1,951 Discovery Miles 19 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the ten years since the first publication on PCR (Saiki et al. , 1985), this in vitro method of nucleic acid replication and modification has grown to rival in popularity traditional microbiological, genetical und technical procedures for cloning, sequencing, gene detecting and related procedures. To date the PCR literature has emphasized six main areas of application: genetic mapping, detection of mutations, genetic polymorphism, transcriptional splicing and regulation, molecular virology and quantitative procedures. The overwhelming focus of quantification of DNA or RNA by PCR has been on human microbiology and oncological problems. The exquisite sensitivity of PCR gives this method the ability to detect extremely rare DNAs, mRNAs, mRNAs in small numbers of cells or in small amounts of tissue, and mRNAs expressed in mixed-cell populations. However, the exact and accurate quantification of specific nucleic acids in biological samples is in spite of numerous publications in that field still a general problem: during the peR process, an unknown initial number of target sequences are used as a template from which a large quantity of specific product can be obtained. Although the amount of product formed is easy to determine, it is difficult to deduce the initial copy number of the target molecule because the efficiency of the peR is largely unknown.

Quantitation of mRNA by Polymerase Chain Reaction - Nonradioactive PCR Methods (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original... Quantitation of mRNA by Polymerase Chain Reaction - Nonradioactive PCR Methods (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995)
Thomas Koehler, Dirk Lassner, Anne-Katrin Rost, Barbara Thamm, Barbara Pustowoit, …
R2,895 Discovery Miles 28 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this laboratory "cook-book," the authors provide a concise guide to PCR-based techniques to quantify nucleic acids in biological and clinical samples using exclusively nonradioactive detection methods, e.g. HPLC, biotin and digoxigenin based protocols. Each method presentation also includes sections on theory, reagents, standards, applicability, limitations, and trouble shooting. In addition to the protocols, the authors also provide the necessary information on: general aspects of nucleic acid quantitation; design of PCR standards; mRNA purification; cDNA synthesis; solution hybridization; DNA sequencing. This laboratory guide enables professionals as well as beginners to adopt easily quantitative PCR protocols into their own clinical or biomedical research.

Anglo-Jewish Women Writing the Holocaust - Displaced Witnesses (Hardcover): P Lassner Anglo-Jewish Women Writing the Holocaust - Displaced Witnesses (Hardcover)
P Lassner
R2,670 Discovery Miles 26 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In its rigorously researched analysis of Anglo-Jewish women writing the Holocaust, this book highlights the necessity of their inclusion in the evolving canon of modern British literature. Addressing the question of why the Holocaust is still being written, this study brings together Kindertransport writers, those of the Second Generation and those writers who have no personal or communal connection to the Holocaust but who have felt compelled to testify to the painful adaptations or betrayals of refugees by the nation which rescued so many.
In her significant critical interpretations of memoirs, plays, poetry and novels, Lassner shows how these writers complicate theories of trauma and memory by using fantasy and the Gothic as a response to silence as well as to the historical and narrative relationship between endangered European Jews and Britain's cultural and political responses to them.

Spray Drying an IgG-fragment - Creating a Stable Storage Form (Paperback): Peter Karlheinz Lassner Spray Drying an IgG-fragment - Creating a Stable Storage Form (Paperback)
Peter Karlheinz Lassner
R776 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R212 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Jews and Muslims in the Arab World - Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined (Paperback, New): Jacob Lassner, Ilan S. Troen Jews and Muslims in the Arab World - Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined (Paperback, New)
Jacob Lassner, Ilan S. Troen
R1,029 Discovery Miles 10 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Jews and Muslims in the Arab World highlights the effects of historical memory on the Arab-Israel conflict, demonstrating that both Jews and Arabs use stories of distant pasts to create their identities and shape their politics. Whether real or imagined, the past filtered through their collective memories has had and will continue to have enormous influence on how Jews and Arabs perceive themselves and each other. Jews and Muslims in the Arab World describes the ways in which the past is absorbed, internalized, and then processed among Jews and Arabs. The book stresses the importance of historical imagination on the current evolving political cultures, but does not claim that explanations from an ancient past shed light on every aspect of contemporary events.

Tungsten - Properties, Chemistry, Technology of the Element, Alloys, and Chemical Compounds (Hardcover, 1999 ed.): Erik... Tungsten - Properties, Chemistry, Technology of the Element, Alloys, and Chemical Compounds (Hardcover, 1999 ed.)
Erik Lassner, Wolf-Dieter Schubert
R7,330 Discovery Miles 73 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Why does someone write a book about Tungsten? There are several reasons and precedents for this, the most important of which is that the last book on tungsten was written more than 20 years ago, in 1977, by St. W H. Yih and Ch T. Wang. During the intervening period there have been many new scientific and technological developments and innova tions, so it was not only our opinion but the view of many other members of the "tungsten family" that it was time to start writing a new book about tungsten. Preparations of the new book began in 1994. further impetus to the project was provided by the realization that in spite of this new knowledge having been presented at seminars or published in the technical press, a general acknowledgement of it by the majority of technicians and scientists is still far from being realized. It is our hope that this book will significantly contribute to a broader acceptance of recent scientific and technological innovations. An important prerequisite for such a project is the availability of a recently retired, experienced person willing to devote his time and talents to the tedious part of the exercise."

British Women Writers of World War II - Battlegrounds of their Own (Hardcover): P Lassner British Women Writers of World War II - Battlegrounds of their Own (Hardcover)
P Lassner
R4,781 Discovery Miles 47 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In British Women Writers of World War II , Phyllis Lassner offers a challenging analysis of politicized literature in which such British women writers as Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, Stevie Smith and Storm Jameson debated the `justness' of World War II. Lassner questions prevailing approaches to women's war writing by exploring the complex range of pacifist and activist literary forms of women who redefined such pieties as patriotism and duty and heroism and victimization.

Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine - Proceedings of the International Congress for Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine /... Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine - Proceedings of the International Congress for Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine / Memoires Du Congres International D'hypnose Et De Medecine Psychosomatique / Beitrage Zum Internationalen Kongress Fur Hypnose Und Psychosomatische Medizin (English, French, German, Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1967)
J. Lassner
R3,375 Discovery Miles 33 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

During the International Congress for Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, held in Paris from April 28th to 30th 1965 under the patronage of the W orld Federation for Mental Health, about one hundred papers were presented and the following panel discussions held: Electroencephalography and Hypnosis, chairman Prof. H. FISCHGOLD (Paris); The Teaching of Hypnosis, chairmen Dr. C. CEDERCREUTZ (Hamina) and Dr. H. RosEN (Baltimore); Hypnosis and Pain, chairman Dr. M. H. ERICKSON (Phoenix); Hypnosis and the Psychotropic Drugs, chairman Dr. B. B. RAGINSKY (Montreal). The official languages of the Congress (German, French and English) were not always the speakers' mother tongues. A certain amount of editing was therefore necessary before publication, and this retarded the printing. Approximately half of the papers appear in this volume. We wish to thank the following organizations for the help they granted the Congress. Prof. J. LASSNER Secretary-general Preambule Au Congres International d'Hypnose et de Medecine Psychosomatique, reuni a Paris du 28 au 30 A vril 1965 sous le patronage de la Federation Mondiale pour la Sante Mentale, une centaine de communications furent presentees et les colloques suivants eurent lieu: l'electroencephalographie et l'hypnose, preside par le Prof. H. FISCHGOLD (Paris); l'enseignement de l'hypnose, preside par les Drs. C. CEDERCREUTZ (Hamina) et H. ROSEN (Baltimore); l'hypnose et la douleur, preside par le Dr. M. H. ERICKSON (Phoenix); et l'hypnose et les drogues psychotropes, preside par le Dr. B. B. RAGINSKY (Montreal).

Hypnosis in Anaesthesiology - An International Symposium Held at the First European Congress of Anaesthesiology of the World... Hypnosis in Anaesthesiology - An International Symposium Held at the First European Congress of Anaesthesiology of the World Federation of Societes of Anaesthesiologists Vienna / Austria, September 5, 1962 (Paperback)
Jean Lassner
R2,617 Discovery Miles 26 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

During the First European Congress of Anesthesiology, held in Vienna, Austria, in September, 1962, panel discussions on nineteen different subjects were held, each lasting approxi mately three hours. One, concerning Controversial Aspects of Resuscitation, was later edited by its chairman, PETER SAFAR, and published in 1963. At the request of the publisher, the discussion on hypnosis has been edited in a similar manner. The participants in the discussion on Hypnosis in Anes thesiology had agreed, prior to the meeting, on a list of questions to be debated, and Dr. STOKVIS' introductory statement on the nature of hypnosis was circulated among them in appropriate translations in order to give the debate a starting point. It had also been agreed that no formal papers should be read after this introduction, and that the participants should use at will the German, English or French language. Following each contribution it was the chairman's task to give a brief summary in the two other languages. Discussion was therefore somewhat slowed down and occasionally rendered difficult by misunderstandings or the omission of details. Drs. GUEGUEN, MOSCONI, and VOLGYESI, who were not able. to attend, had sent written contributions which the chairman presented briefly during the discussion. The present text has been worked out of the tape recording of the discussion and the chairman's correspondence with the panelists some time after the meeting. Whenever the original contributions were in French or German, the English translation has been the chairman's."

The Shaping of 'Abbasid Rule (Paperback): Jacob Lassner The Shaping of 'Abbasid Rule (Paperback)
Jacob Lassner
R1,093 R837 Discovery Miles 8 370 Save R256 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In order to understand the transition between the revolutionary movement that propelled the Abbasids to power and the imperial government that later took root, Jacob Lassner studies those elements that served to shape the political attitudes and institutions of the emerging regime during its formative years. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Shaping of 'Abbasid Rule (Hardcover): Jacob Lassner The Shaping of 'Abbasid Rule (Hardcover)
Jacob Lassner
R2,692 R1,986 Discovery Miles 19 860 Save R706 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In order to understand the transition between the revolutionary movement that propelled the Abbasids to power and the imperial government that later took root, Jacob Lassner studies those elements that served to shape the political attitudes and institutions of the emerging regime during its formative years. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Out of Chaos - Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust (Hardcover): Elaine Saphier Fox Out of Chaos - Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust (Hardcover)
Elaine Saphier Fox; Introduction by Phyllis Lassner
R1,504 R1,326 Discovery Miles 13 260 Save R178 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The stories in "Out of Chaos "represent brief or elongated moments, fragments of memory and experience, what the great Holocaust writer Ida Fink called "a scrap of time.""" In all, the anthology expresses these survivors' memories and reactions to a wide range of experiences as they survived in so many European settings, from Holland, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Greece, Yugoslavia, Poland, and France. The writers recall being on the run between different countries, escaping over mountains, hiding and even sometimes forgetting their Jewish identities in convents and rescuers' homes and hovels, basements and attics. Some were left on their own; others found themselves embroiled in rescuer family conflicts. Some writers chose to write story clusters, each one capturing a moment or incident and often disconnected by memory or temporal and spatial divides.

All together the anthology is a profound testament to lost and found lives that are translated into compelling reading.

An Ideological Death - Suicide in Israeli Literature (Hardcover): Rachel S Harris An Ideological Death - Suicide in Israeli Literature (Hardcover)
Rachel S Harris; Series edited by Phyllis Lassner
R2,345 R2,040 Discovery Miles 20 400 Save R305 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"An Ideological Death: Suicide in Israeli Literature "examines literary challenges to Israel's national narratives. The centrality of the army, the mythology of the New Jew, the vision of the first Israeli city, Tel Aviv, and the very process by which a nation's history is constructed are confronted in fiction by many prominent Israeli writers.

Using the image of suicide, A. B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz, Etgar Keret, Yehudit Katzir, Alon Hilu, Yaakov Shabtai, Benjamin Tammuz, and Yehoshua Kenaz each engage in a critical and rhetorical process that examines the nation's formation and reconsiders myths at the heart of the Zionist project. In Israeli literature, suicide represents a society's compulsion to create impossible ideals that leave its populace disappointed and deluded. Yet as Rachel S. Harris shows, even at their harshest these writers also represent the idealism that helped build Israel as a modern nation-state.

Tungsten - Properties, Chemistry, Technology of the Element, Alloys, and Chemical Compounds (Paperback, Softcover reprint of... Tungsten - Properties, Chemistry, Technology of the Element, Alloys, and Chemical Compounds (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999)
Erik Lassner, Wolf-Dieter Schubert
R5,304 Discovery Miles 53 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Why does someone write a book about Tungsten? There are several reasons and precedents for this, the most important of which is that the last book on tungsten was written more than 20 years ago, in 1977, by St. W H. Yih and Ch T. Wang. During the intervening period there have been many new scientific and technological developments and innova tions, so it was not only our opinion but the view of many other members of the "tungsten family" that it was time to start writing a new book about tungsten. Preparations of the new book began in 1994. further impetus to the project was provided by the realization that in spite of this new knowledge having been presented at seminars or published in the technical press, a general acknowledgement of it by the majority of technicians and scientists is still far from being realized. It is our hope that this book will significantly contribute to a broader acceptance of recent scientific and technological innovations. An important prerequisite for such a project is the availability of a recently retired, experienced person willing to devote his time and talents to the tedious part of the exercise.

Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam - Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities (Hardcover, New): Jacob Lassner Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam - Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities (Hardcover, New)
Jacob Lassner
R1,253 Discovery Miles 12 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In "Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam", Jacob Lassner examines the triangular relationship that during the Middle Ages defined - and continues to define today - the political and cultural interaction among the three Abrahamic faiths. Lassner looks closely at the debates occasioned by modern Western scholarship on Islam to throw new light on the social and political status of medieval Jews and Christians in various Islamic lands from the seventh to the thirteenth centuries. Utilizing a vast array of primary sources, Lassner balances the rhetoric of literary and legal texts from the Middle Ages with other, newly published medieval sources, describing life as it was actually lived among the three faith communities. Lassner shows just what medieval Muslims meant when they spoke of tolerance, and how that abstract concept played out at different times and places in the real world of Christian and Jewish communities under Islamic rule. Finally, he considers what a more informed picture of the relationship among the Abrahamic faiths in the medieval Islamic world might mean for modern scholarship on medieval Islamic civilization and, not the least, for the highly contentious global environment of today.

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