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Introduction

Jack Tannous

in The Making of the Medieval Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179094
eISBN:
9780691184166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179094.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This introductory chapter provides a background of the religious history to the late antique and medieval Middle East. The great majority of Christians in the Middle East belonged to what church ... More


Insanity in Islamic Law

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the legal aspects of insanity as per Islamic law. Medieval Islamic legal theory regarding insanity should be placed in its context of legal traditions both before and ... More


Converting to Islam and Returning to Christianity

Christian C. Sahner

in Christian Martyrs under Islam: Religious Violence and the Making of the Muslim World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179100
eISBN:
9780691184180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179100.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the nature of conversion in the early medieval Middle East by focusing on the first half of these convert martyrs, who began their lives as Christians, embraced Islam, and then ... More


Christian Martyrs under Islam: Religious Violence and the Making of the Muslim World

Christian C. Sahner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179100
eISBN:
9780691184180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179100.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

How did the medieval Middle East transform from a majority-Christian world to a majority-Muslim world, and what role did violence play in this process? This book explains how Christians across the ... More


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