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Violence in Islamic Thought from the Qur'an to the Mongols

Robert Gleave and István Kristó-Nagy


The topic of Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Islamic Thought (LIVIT) calls for an interdisciplinary, comparative and historical approach. This has been the underlying methodological assumption within the project which bore this name. Amongst the products of that three-year project is a series of collected studies by established and emerging scholars in the field, examining how Muslim thinkers have conceptualised violence and categorised (morally and legally) acts of violence. In this opening chapter, István Kristó-Nagy first explores how violence in Islamic thought can be set against a ... More

Keywords: Violence, Heritage, Religion, Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748694235
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694235.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Gleave, editor
University of Exeter

István Kristó-Nagy, editor
University of Exeter

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Chapter 1 Introduction

István T. Kristó-Nagy* and Robert Gleave**

Part I … Jihād and Conquest: Attitudes to Violence Against the External Enemies of the Muslim Community

Part II The Challenged Establishment: Attitudes to Violence Against the State and in Its Defence Within the Muslim Community

Part III … Lust and Flesh: Attitudes to Violence Against the Defenceless, Intra-Communitarian Violence by Non-State Actors

Chapter 12 Bandits

Michael Cooperson*