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The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians Under Islam
Indispensable to the Western observer for a full understanding of the complexities of the conflicts in the Middle East, this study analyzes and documents the historical, social, and spiritual realities of the dhimmi peoples -- the non-Arab and non-Muslim communities subjected to Muslim domination after the conquest of their territories by Arabs.
Paperback, 444 pages
Published January 1st 1985 by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
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Any non-Muslim living in an area where Muslim populations are growing ought to read the book as a description of what life will soon be like. Bat Ye'or undertook painstaking research to spell out the commonalities of life for tolerated non-Muslim minorities in Muslim-majority lands, from the time of Muhammad to modern times. She also highlights the points of difference between geographical region or time period. The first book starts with an almost apologetic tone, though Ye'or becomes a bit mor ...more