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Published: 29 November 2012

160 Pages | 20 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199585236

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Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

Jolyon Mitchell

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides a clear and concise discussion of the debates surrounding martyrdom
  • Includes specific cases of martyrdoms from various different historical contexts and religious traditions
  • Addresses the most pertinent questions: What is martyrdom?, Why are some people drawn towards giving up their lives as martyrs?, What place does religion play in inciting and creating martyrs?
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide