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Author Waite, Gary K., 1955- author.

Title Jews and Muslims in seventeenth-century discourse : from religious enemies to allies and friends / Gary K. Waite
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (292 pages)
Contents Jews in England and the Netherlands, 1550-1620: anti-semitism, religious polemics, and realpolitique -- Christian Nonconformists and Jews, 1540-1650 -- Muhammad: Christian fantasies of the Prophet and the Qur'an -- Moors and Moriscos, 1550-1620 -- Europeans and the Ottomans: fantasy and reality, 1610-1648 -- Millenarian dreams, ecumenical prophets, and the lost tribes found, 1648-65 -- The Sabbatai Zevi experience: Jews, Christians, and Muslims, 1666-1700
Summary Jews and Muslims in Seventeenth-Century Discourse explores for the first time the extent to which the unusual religious diversity and tolerance of the Dutch Republic affected how its residents regarded Jews and Muslims. Analyzing an array of vernacular publications, this book reveals how Dutch writers, especially those within the nonconformist and spiritualist camps, expressed positive attitudes toward religious diversity in general, and Jews and Muslims in particular. Through covering the Eighty Years War (1568-1648) and the post-war era, it also highlights how the Dutch search for allies against Spain led them to approach Muslim rulers. The Dutch were assisted in this by their positive relations with Jews, and were thus able to shape a more affirmative portrayal of Islam. Revealing noticeable differences in language and tone between English and Dutch publications and exploring societal attitudes and culture, Jews and Muslims in Seventeenth-Century Discourse is ideal for students of British and Dutch early-modern cultural, intellectual, and religious history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Gary K. Waite is a professor of early-modern European history at the University of New Brunswick. He has published widely on religion, drama, and culture in the Low Countries, on Anabaptism and spiritualism, witchcraft and demonology, and is currently preoccupied with seventeenth-century Dutch religious nonconformists and the early Enlightenment
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Subject Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
Jews -- England -- History.
Jews -- Netherlands -- History -- 16th century
Jews -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Muslims -- England -- History
Muslims -- Netherlands -- History -- 16th century
Muslims -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century
Ethnic relations.
HISTORY -- General.
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Interfaith relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
England -- Ethnic relations
Netherlands -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351108964