This special issue investigates some of the ways in which Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — the three major religions of the medieval and early modern Mediterranean — intersected one another. Focusing variously on travelers, runaways, merchants, missionaries, and warriors, the articles explore not only various modes of cooperation and accommodation between different faiths but also the formation of complex, even hybrid religious identities. The volume challenges more traditional “confessional” histories of the Mediterranean and suggests, at the very least, that scholars in various disciplines should think of the boundaries among the Abrahamic religions on a collective as well as an individual level, not so much as fixed but as porous and fluid, and in almost constant motion.

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