Looking for an examination copy?
This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the course you are teaching.
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.Read more
- Was the first comprehensive history of Palestine for this period by well-known author
- Based on an impressive array of sources including the Geniza collection
- Interdisciplinary appeal to history, Middle East and religious studies departments
Reviews & endorsements
Review of the hardback: '… it illuminates society in Palestine during this period. This is a major work of scholarship and we should be grateful that it is now available in English.' The Times Higher Education SupplementSee more reviews
Review of the hardback: 'Gil shows himself a master of an enormous mass of Hebrew, Arabic Judaeo-Arabic and Syriac source material, and his book is, given its bulk, clearly laid out and easy to read …' C. Edmund Bosworth, The English Historical Review
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: April 1997
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521599849
- length: 996 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 57 mm
- weight: 1.44kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Glossary of Hebrew and Arabic terms
1. The conquest
2. Islam strikes roots
3. The local population and the Muslims
4. The economy
5. Palestine from the beginning of Abbasid rule to the Fatimids
6. The Fatimid conquest: the war of sixty years and other events during the eleventh century
7. The Christians
8. The Jewish population and its leadership
9. Karaites and Samaritans
10. The Crusaders' conquest and the fate of Palestinian Jewry
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×
Are you sure you want to delete your account?
This cannot be undone.
Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.
If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.×