Violence in Islamic thought from the Mongols to European imperialism / edited by Robert Gleave and Istvant T. Kristo-Nagy
Contributor(s): Gleave, R | Kristó Nagy, István.Material type: BookSeries: Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2018Description: vii, 240 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781474462600.Subject(s): Violence -- Religious aspects -- Islam | Violence -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Islamic countries | Violence -- Philosophy | Political violence -- Islamic countries -- History | Political violence | Violence -- Moral and ethical aspects | Violence -- Philosophy | Violence -- Religious aspects -- Islam | Gewalt | Islam | Islamische Philosophie | Mongolen | Politik | Politische PhilosophieDDC classification: 297.272
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1.Introduction / Part I. The Mongols and their aftermath. 2. 3. 4. 5. Part II. Violence in religious thought. 6. 7. 8. Part III. Violence in philosophical thought. 9. 10. Part IV. Representing violence. 11. 12.
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.