12. The Jews in the Medieval Arabic-Speaking World

  1. Alan T. Levenson
  1. Norman (Noam) Stillman

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch12

The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

How to Cite

Stillman, N. (2012) The Jews in the Medieval Arabic-Speaking World, in The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism (ed A. T. Levenson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch12

Editor Information

  1. University of Oklahoma, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Oklahoma, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196376

Online ISBN: 9781118232897

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Keywords:

  • The Jews in the Medieval Arabic-speaking world;
  • Jews in Arabia, at the dawn of Islam;
  • Jews in the Arab Empire;
  • Jewish communal organization;
  • sectarian and freethinking challenge;
  • Talmudic form of Judaism;
  • challenges, coming from the Karaite schism;
  • the caliphate, process of decentralization;
  • Arabic-speaking lands of the Islamic world, and decline

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Jews in Arabia at the Dawn of Islam

  • Jews in the Arab Empire

  • Jewish Communal Organization in the Abbasid Caliphate

  • Sectarian and Freethinking Challenge

  • Sa'adya Gaon and the Triumph of Rabbinic Judaism

  • The Rise of Other Centers

  • The Decline of the Later Middle Ages

  • Further reading