What is it about?

The history of intercommunal relations between Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Ottoman Empire

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Why is it important?

It demonstrates the underlying causes behind religious conflicts; such causes are not necessarily religious.

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The role of the state, politics, and colonial projects and their meddling with local affairs in perpetuating religious conflicts

Mahmoud Afifi
Lancaster University

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This page is a summary of: A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East, by Heather J. Sharkey, Church History and Religious Culture, March 2020, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/18712428-10001018.
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