Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity: Militant Devotion in Christianity and Islam

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009 - History - 398 pages
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Focusing on the shared vocabulary of images and ideas with which late ancient Christians and Muslims imagined the past, present, and future, this book seeks to understand why violent expressions of religious devotion became central to the self-understandings of Christian and Muslim communities between the fourth and ninth centuries.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER
21
CHAPTER
46
CHAPTER THREE
81
CHAPTER FOUR
108
CHAPTER FIVE
144
CHAPTER
168
CHAPTER SEVEN
196
CHAPTER EIGHT
231
CONCLUSION
272
NOTES
285
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
367
INDEX
383
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
397
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Thomas Sizgorich was Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine.

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