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Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law (Hardback)

David M. Freidenreich

Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2011
ISBN 10: 0520253213 / ISBN 13: 9780520253216
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Titre : Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing ...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Foreigners and Their Food explores how Jews, Christians, and Muslims conceptualize us and them through rules about the preparation of food by adherents of other religions and the act of eating with such outsiders. David M. Freidenreich analyzes the significance of food to religious formation, elucidating the ways ancient and medieval scholars use food restrictions to think about the other . Freidenreich illuminates the subtly different ways Jews, Christians, and Muslims perceive themselves, and he demonstrates how these distinctive self-conceptions shape ideas about religious foreigners and communal boundaries. This work, the first to analyze change over time across the legal literatures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, makes pathbreaking contributions to the history of interreligious intolerance and to the comparative study of religion. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520253216

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Synopsis : Foreigners and Their Food explores how Jews, Christians, and Muslims conceptualize “us? and “them? through rules about the preparation of food by adherents of other religions and the act of eating with such outsiders. David M. Freidenreich analyzes the significance of food to religious formation, elucidating the ways ancient and medieval scholars use food restrictions to think about the “other.? Freidenreich illuminates the subtly different ways Jews, Christians, and Muslims perceive themselves, and he demonstrates how these distinctive self-conceptions shape ideas about religious foreigners and communal boundaries. This work, the first to analyze change over time across the legal literatures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, makes pathbreaking contributions to the history of interreligious intolerance and to the comparative study of religion.

Page de garde: “Written in lucid prose, Freidenreich displays a masterful command of a variety of sources and scholarship. He enviably manages an arduous task: to write an accessible book that is, at the same time, a major contribution to several academic disciplines.? —Jordan D. Rosenblum, author of Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism

“Can a Muslim eat meat from a Christian butcher? Can a Jew drink wine that has been handled by a Christian? Breaking through disciplinary, linguistic, and religious boundaries that often dominate scholarship, David Freidenreich offers a fascinating synthesis of these and countless other issues. This is a rich feast.? —John Tolan, author of Saint Francis and the Sultan: The Curious History of a Christian-Muslim Encounter



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