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It has now come to an finish. Notes the subsequent abbreviations were utilized in the notes: AIU Alliance Israélite Universelle BAIU Bulletin de ľAlliance Israélite Universelle EI1, EI2 Encyclopaedia of Islam, first and moment variations JQR Jewish Quarterly evaluation JWH magazine of global historical past REJ Revue des Études Juives ONE. ISLAM AND different RELIGIONS 1. the location of the non-Muslim matters of the Muslim country has been studied by means of A. S. Tritton, The Caliphs and their Non-Muslim topics: A severe research of the Covenant of ‛Umar (London, 1930; reprinted 1970), and by means of Antoine Fattal, Le Statut felony des non-musulmans en will pay d’Islam (Beirut, 1958). The literature at the diversified non-Muslim groups is asymmetric. Scholarly paintings at the Christians has a tendency to be troubled with the background of Christianity and of the church buildings instead of with the particular lifetime of the Christian groups. there's a relatively wide literature in Arabic. normal works in Western languages contain A. S. Atiya, A historical past of jap Christianity (London, 1968), and B. Spuler, Die Morgenländischen Kirchen, in Handbuch der Orientalistik (Leiden, 1964). at the historical past and historiography of the Jews in Islamic lands, there are very good contemporary guides: Norman A. Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands: A heritage and resource booklet (Philadelphia, 1979), and Mark R. Cohen, “The Jews lower than Islam: from the increase of Islam to Sabbatai Zevi,” in Bibliographical Essays in Medieval Jewish stories (New York, 1976), pp. 169-229, reprinted with a complement as Princeton close to East Paper quantity 32, Princeton, 1981. at the writings of S. D. Goitein, through some distance an important physique of scholarly paintings on Judaeo-Arab heritage, see bankruptcy 2, be aware 1 lower than, and passim. The historical past of either Jews and Christians less than Muslim rule is mentioned in A. J. Arberry, ed. , faith within the center East (Cambridge, 1969), the place bibliographies also are given. For a range of records in translation, see B. Lewis, Islam from the Prophet Muhammad to the trap of Constantinople, II (New York, 1974), pp. 217-235. On Islamic tolerance quite often, see Rudi Paret, “Toleranz und Intoleranz im Islam,” Saeculum 21 (1970): 344-365; Francesco Gabrieli, “La Tolleranza nell’Islam,” l. a. Cultura 10 (1972): 257-266, reprinted in idem, Arabeschi e Studi Islamici (Naples, 1973), pp. 25-36; Adel Khoury, Toleranz im Islam (Munich, 1980). different works, which emphasize the hazards of the Muslim checklist, are Bat Ye’or (pseudonym), Le Dhimmi: Profil de ľoprimé en Orient et en Afrique du nord depuis los angeles conquête arabe (Paris, 1980), and Karl Binswanger, Untersuchungen zum prestige der Nichtmuslime im osmanischen Reich des sixteen. Jahrhundert, mit einer Neudefinition des Begriffes “Dhimma” (Munich, 1977). The latter is especially severe of what he calls the “dogmatic Islamophilia” of many orientalists. 2. Cf. E. Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. five, ed. J. B. Bury (London, 1909-1914), p. 332. three. See, for instance, the Āyatollāh Khomeini’s references to the placement of the non-Muslims within the Islamic country.