Public violence in Islamic societies power, discipline, and the construction of the public sphere, 7th-19th centuries C.E

This exploration of the role of violence in the history of Islamic societies considers the subject particularly in the context of its implementation as a ... Show synopsis This exploration of the role of violence in the history of Islamic societies considers the subject particularly in the context o...

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Other Authors: Fierro, Maribel 1956-; Lange, Christian Robert 1975-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press 2010
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Violence Public opinion History Islamic countries
B Public opinion History Islamic countries
B Muslims Social conditions
B Islam and social problems History
B Electronic books History
B Violence History Islamic countries
B Islamic countries Social conditions Islamic countries
B Political violence History Islamic countries
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Summary:This exploration of the role of violence in the history of Islamic societies considers the subject particularly in the context of its implementation as a ... Show synopsis This exploration of the role of violence in the history of Islamic societies considers the subject particularly in the context of its implementation as a political strategy to claim power over the public sphere. Violence, both among Muslims and between Muslims and non-Muslims, has been the object of research in the past, as in the case of jihad, martyrdom, rebellion or criminal law. This book goes beyond these concerns in addressing, in a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary fashion, how violence has functioned as a basic principle of Islamic social and political organization in a variety of historical and geographical contexts. Contributions trace the use of violence by governments in the history of Islam, shed light on legal views of violence, and discuss artistic and religious responses. Authors lay out a spectrum of attitudes rather than trying to define an Islamic doctrine of violence. Bringing together some of the most substantive and innovative scholarship on this important topic to date, this volume contributes to the growing interest, both scholarly and general, in the question of Muslim attitudes toward violence
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index. - Description based on print version record
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
ISBN:0748637338