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A History of Palestine, 634-1099

Gil, Moshe

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ISBN 10: 0521404371 / ISBN 13: 9780521404372
Published by Cambridge Univ Pr, West Nyack, 1992
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Title: A History of Palestine, 634-1099

Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr, West Nyack

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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This was the first comprehensive history of Palestine from the Muslim conquest in 634 to that of the Crusaders in 1099. It is a 1992 translation and revised version of volume I of Palestine During the First Muslim Period which was published in Hebrew in 1983 and presents an authoritative survey of the early mediaeval Islamic and Jewish worlds. Based on an impressive array of sources including documents from the Cairo Geniza collection, the author examines the lives of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities of Palestine against a background of the political and military events of the period. Specific attention is paid to the history of Palestinian Jews under Muslim rule. An essential resource for students and specialists of mediaeval Islamic and Jewish history, religious studies and for anyone interested in the history of the Holy Land.

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Moshe Gil's history of Palestine from the Muslim conquest to the Crusades was the first comprehensive survey of its kind. Based on an impressive array of sources, the author examines the lives of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities of Palestine against a background of the political and military events of the period.

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