Violence in Islamic thought from the Mongols to European imperialism.

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Full title: Violence in Islamic thought from the Mongols to European imperialism. Robert Gleave.
Main author: Gleave, Robert.
Format: Book           


Summary: How was violence justified in early Islam? What role did violent actions play in the formation and maintenance of the Muslim political order? How did Muslim thinkers view the origins and acceptability of violence? These questions are addressed by an international range of eminent authors through both general accounts of types of violence and detailed case studies of violent acts drawn from the early Islamic sources. Violence is understood, widely, to include jihad, state repressions and rebellions, and also more personally directed violence against victims (women, animals, children, slaves) and criminals. By understanding the early development of Muslim thinking around violence, our comprehension of subsequent trends in Islamic thought, during the medieval period and up to the modern day, become clearer.
Language: English
Published: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press 2018
Classmark: N297.5697 /748655
Subjects:
Series: Legitimate and illegitimate violence in Islamic thought.
ISBN: 9781474413008
1474413005