Beyond Religious Borders

This collection of sophisticated, innovative essays looks at how Jewish, Christian, and Muslim thinkers within the Islamic world drew ideas and inspiration from outside the bounds of their own religious communities.

Beyond Religious Borders
Interaction and Intellectual Exchange in the Medieval Islamic World

David M. Freidenreich and Miriam Goldstein, Editors

2011 | 232 pages | Cloth $55.00
Religion | History
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Table of Contents

Introduction
—Miriam Goldstein

PART I. CONTEXTS OF INTERRELIGIOUS INTERACTION
Chapter 1. Observations on the Beginnings of Judeo-Arabic Civilization
—Haggai Ben-Shammai
Chapter 2. Shurūṭ 'Umar: From Early Harbingers to Systematic Enforcement
—Milka Levy-Rubin
Chapter 3. Thinkers of "This Peninsula": Toward an Integrative Approach to the Study of Philosophy in al-Andalus
—Sarah Stroumsa

PART II. ADOPTING AND ACCOMMODATING THE FOREIGN
Chapter 4. Translations in Contact: Early Judeo-Arabic and Syriac Biblical Translations
—Sagit Butbul
Chapter 5. Claims About the Mishna in the Epistle of Sherira Gaon: Islamic Theology and Jewish History
—Talya Fishman
Chapter 6. Maimonides and the Arabic Aristotelian Tradition of Epistemology
—Charles H. Manekin
Chapter 7. Ibrāhīm Ibn al-Fakhkhār al-Yahūdī: An Arabic Poet and Diplomat in Castile and the Maghrib
—Jonathan P. Decter

PART III. CROSSING BORDERS: AGENTS OF INTERACTION AND EXCHANGE
Chapter 8. The Impact of Interreligious Polemic on Medieval Philosophy
—Daniel J. Lasker
Chapter 9. Arabic into Hebrew: The Emergence of the Translation Movement in Twelfth-Century Provence and Jewish-Christian Polemic
—Gad Freudenthal
Chapter 10. Fusion Cooking in an Islamic Milieu: Jewish and Christian Jurists on Food Associated with Foreigners
—David M. Freidenreich

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments