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Jihād: The Origin of Holy War in Islam

Reuven Firestone

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154948
eISBN:
9780199849239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154948.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

While there is no evidence to date that the indigenous inhabitants of Arabia knew of holy war prior to Islam, holy war ideas and behaviors appear already among Muslims during the first generation. ... More


Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

Abdelwahab Meddeb

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251230
eISBN:
9780823252916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251230.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In his fifth essay since 9/11 on the subject of Islam and violence, the author again makes the urgent case for an Islamic reformation, particularly in Western Europe, home to millions of Muslims, ... More


Islam and Holy War

Reuven Firestone

in Jihād: The Origin of Holy War in Islam

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154948
eISBN:
9780199849239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154948.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the preconceived notions about the various topics and subtopics to be studied and establishes the approach employed. From the conquest of Spain in the early 8th century to the ... More


Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274204
eISBN:
9780520954540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274204.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book provides a fascinating look at the creation of contemporary Muslim jihādists. Drawing on a long-term fieldwork in the disputed borderlands between Pakistan and India, the book explains how ... More


The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Amira K. Bennison (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This volume explores how rulers in medieval Iberia and the Maghrib presented their rule and what strategies they adopted to persuade their subjects of their legitimacy. It focuses on the Naṣrids of ... More


Introduction

Asma Afsaruddin

in Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199730933
eISBN:
9780199344949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730933.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the methodological approach of the book and explains how it yields a more innovative and comprehensive examination of the concepts of jihād and martyrdom. The importance of a ... More


Drums, Banners and Baraka: Symbols of Authority during the First Century of Marīnid Rule, 1250–1350*

Amira K. Bennison

in The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores how the Marīnid sultans expressed their authority to their subjects, especially those living beyond Fes, their capital city, during their first century of rule. The construction ... More


The Ransom Industry and the Expectation of Refuge on the Western Mediterranean Muslim–Christian Frontier, 1085–1350

Camilo Gómez-Rivas

in The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter argues for establishing a connection between the ransoming of captives and the hosting of refugees as a politically legitimising practice. It considers twelfthcentury military and ... More


Unity and Commitment: The Preacher as Apologist for the Ideology of Islamic Fundamentalism

Patrick D. Gaffney

in The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses a sermon chosen to exemplify that type of preacher who legitimates his function by assuming the culturally constituted duty of “struggle” or jihād. The sermon was delivered by ... More


Jihād as a Means of Political Legitimation in Thirteenth-Century Sharq al-Andalus

Abigail Krasner Balbale

in The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In eastern al-Andalus, the end of Almohad authority initiated a period of fierce clashes among Muslim and Christian rivals. Many of these conflicts were presented as holy war, and the eventual loss ... More


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