Conversion, Exemption, and Manipulation: Social Benefits and Conversion to Islam in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

@article{Simonsohn2017ConversionEA,
  title={Conversion, Exemption, and Manipulation: Social Benefits and Conversion to Islam in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages},
  author={Uriel I. Simonsohn},
  journal={Medieval Worlds},
  year={2017},
  pages={196-216}
}
  • Uriel I. Simonsohn
  • Published 2017
  • History
  • Medieval Worlds
  • The choice of individuals and groups to embrace Islam in the first few centuries after its emergence is rightfully considered an act that was charged with spiritual meaning. At the same time, however, the act also brought with it dramatic implications for the configuration of communities whose social and political structures were dictated by theological ideologies, scriptural traditions and memories of primordial pasts. In this essay, I wish to focus on the social aspects of conversion to Islam… CONTINUE READING
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