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Minorities in the Middle East : Jewish communities in Arab countries, 1841-1974   

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    Product #
    Author(s)
    Destani, Bejtullah D.
    City
    Country
    United Kingdom 
    Language
    English 
    ISBN - Print Edition
    9781840971200 
    ISBN - Digital Edition
    Year - Print Edition
    2005 
    Year - Digital Edition
    Publisher - Print Edition
    Publisher - Digital Edition
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    Platform
    Subject
    Ethnic Studies / Ethnology
     
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  • Description

    This group of six volumes is the first available set in the multi-part collection of Minorities in the Middle East. It covers the arrangements and conditions for Jewish communities living under Islam, throughout the Arab world, from 1840 to 1974. The situation of Jewish communities has varied according to the country of habitation and the particular time period although it is thought generally to have deteriorated from 1800 with the decline of the Ottoman Empire. Up to 1948 more than a million Jews lived in the Muslim countries of the Middle East. By 1992, excluding the non-Arab states of Turkey and Iran, the number was only c. 20,000. Although they cover more than 100 years the papers do not form a continuous record of events but rather provide a series of snapshots of history from which it is possible to ascertain something of the contemporary position of Jewish communities at particular points.