Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2018

288 Pages | 5 black and white illustrations

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474413008

Bookseller Code (06)

Violence in Islamic Thought from the Mongols to European Imperialism

Edited by Robert Gleave and István Kristó-Nagy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Islamic Thought

  • Examines the portrayal of violence in a variety of Muslim intellectual contexts (historical, philosophical, theological, legal, literary, artistic)
  • Employs a broad understanding of violence - from warfare between Muslims (and between Muslims and others) to individual acts of violence
  • Enables a better-informed debate about the nature of violence in Islamic thought