Palestine
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1. The first Muslim Period (634-1099)

In general historiography, the period under discussion is called the first Muslim period, whereas in the context of Jewish history it is referred to as the gaonic period. The present survey will begin with a general overview and briefly clarify the significance of the gaonic period for the Jews of Palestine, the Land of Israel (Heb. Ereṣ Yisraʾel) . 

Interface between Islamic and Gaonic Periods 

      The first Muslim …

Cite this page
Ruth Lamdan, Yoram Erder and Joseph Drory, “Palestine”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 25 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0017260>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3604



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