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Published: 31 July 2009

312 Pages

ISBN: 9780748637317

Bookseller Code (06)

Public Violence in Islamic Societies

Power, Discipline, and the Construction of the Public Sphere, 7th-19th Centuries CE

edited by Christian Lange and Maribel Fierro

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Satisfies increasing interest in the issue of Muslim attitudes toward violence, highlighting the complexity of this topic and the diversity of Muslim attitudes toward violence.
  • Offers an overview of the economy of violence under the various dynasties/governments that shaped the history of Islamic civilization.
  • Incorporates innovative and novel approaches to violence as a feature of social and political organization.
  • Contributions are written by well-known scholars in the field, providing up-to-date scholarship that spans languages (primary and secondary) and academic disciplines.

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