An evening with Sir Martin Gilbert,
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 discount.


Tuesday 5 October, 7.30pm
Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, Norrice Lea, London N2
Tickets £10

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