An evening with Sir Martin
author of In Ishmael’s House
Perhaps for the first time ever, In Ishmael’s House makes
accessible to a mass English-speaking readership the neglected
history of Jews in Muslim lands from Afghanistan to Morocco.
Spanning 14 centuries from the first encounter between Muhammed
and the Jewish tribes of Arabia to the virtual disappearance of
Jewish life in the latter half of the 20th century, In Ishmael’s
House is an exhaustive and detailed study in contrasts - ‘cooperation
and segregation, protection and exclusion’, experienced by
Jews in Muslim lands.
Sir Martin has assembled a vivid collection of vignettes, memoirs,
letters, poems and personal testimony to chart the peaks and troughs
of Jewish fortunes under Islamic rule.
Sir Martin Gilbert has authored more than 80 books. He will be
signing copies of In Ishmael’s House, on sale at a generous
Tuesday 5 October, 7.30pm
Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, Norrice Lea, London N2
Harif / Spiro Ark / HGS Synagogue
Advance booking essential on 0207 723 9991 (Spiro Ark)
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