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4. Mitigating the horrors of war

4. Mitigating the horrors of war  

Jolyon Mitchell and Joshua Rey

in War and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2021
Published Online: 
Mar 2021
eISBN: 
9780191841422
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803218.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198803218
‘Mitigating the horrors of war’ situations in which religion, rather than motivating or assisting war, has sought to be a force making warfare less barbarous and catastrophic. Many ... More
Conclusion Crusading our contemporary

Conclusion Crusading our contemporary  

Christopher Tyerman

in The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776182
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806550.003.0009
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chapter
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9780192806550
The Crusades are embedded in our mythical memory. The way that the history of the Crusades has been reported has coloured our current perception of them. The Conclusion considers why this ... More
6. Religious Significance

6. Religious Significance  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199545728
‘Religious significance’ considers the contrasting views of Islamists and Modernists. How they clash on how to read early Islamic history — literally (Islamists), or each episode within its ... More
2. Waging holy wars

2. Waging holy wars  

Jolyon Mitchell and Joshua Rey

in War and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2021
Published Online: 
Mar 2021
eISBN: 
9780191841422
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803218.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198803218
‘Raging holy wars’ examines holy wars, beginning with an analysis of the integration of war and religion in the ancient world. Is a particular holy war fought to achieve a religious goal, ... More
Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction  

Adam J. Silverstein

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199545728
Why does Islamic history matter? Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by introducing the story of Islamic history, the controversies surrounding its study, and ... More
4. Byzantium and Islam

4. Byzantium and Islam  

Peter Sarris

in Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782329
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199236114.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199236114
By the end of the 7th century, a new superpower was applying pressure on the East Roman Empire. ‘Byzantium and Islam’ describes the rise of Arab power and the evolution of Islam. The ... More
3. Institutions

3. Institutions  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199545728
‘Institutions’ examines three institutions — the mosque, jihad, and the caliphate ℄ that have been common to all Muslim societies, while being different in practice in the various regions ... More

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