Modernity, Minority, and the Public Sphere: Jews and Christians in the Middle East

Author: S.R. Goldstein-Sabbah & H. L. Murre-van den Berg

DOI/ISBN: 9789004322905

This volume has expanded on the proceedings of the conference in 2013 titled Common Ground? Changing Interpretations of Public Space in the Middle East among Jews, Christians and Muslims in the 19th and 20th Century, that took place at Leiden University. It traces the various Christian communities in the MENA region and the intra-communal dialogue with the Jewish communities. The emphasis of public space offers an insight in the education, public and political performance of these communities. Finally, in an effort to underline their identity construction, the findings reveal how these communities perceived themselves and how they were perceived by others.