The legacy of Jihad: Islamic holy war and the fate of non-Muslims

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Prometheus Books, Nov 1, 2005 - History - 759 pages
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The Legacy of Jihad provides a comprehensive, meticulously documented corrective to the genre of ahistorical assessments decried by Ellul. This unique, extensive compilation includes Muslim theological and juridical texts, eyewitness historical accounts by both Muslim and non-Muslim chroniclers, and essays by pre-eminent scholars analysing jihad war and the ruling conditions imposed upon the non-Muslim peoples conquered by jihad campaigns. The Legacy of Jihad reveals how, for well over a millennium, across three continents -- Asia, Africa, and Europe -- non-Muslims who were vanquished by jihad wars, became forced tributaries (called dhimmi in Arabic), in lieu of being slain. Under the dhimmi religious caste system, non-Muslims were subjected to legal and financial oppression, as well as social isolation. Extensive primary and secondary source materials, many translated here for the first time into English, are presented, making clear that jihad conquests were brutal, imperialist advances, which spurred waves of Muslims to expropriate a vast expanse of lands and subdue millions of indigenous peoples. Finally, the book examines how jihad war, as a permanent and uniquely Islamic institution, ultimately regulates the relations of Muslims with non-Muslims to this day. Scholars, educators, and interested lay readers will find this collection an invaluable resource.

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Review: The Legacy Of Jihad: Islamic Holy War And The Fate Of Non-muslims

User Review  - Luce Balzarini - Goodreads

informative and reads fast but is way way biased in my personal opinion, it almost sounds as propaganda from the american point of view Read full review

Review: The Legacy Of Jihad: Islamic Holy War And The Fate Of Non-muslims

User Review  - Řivind - Goodreads

Don't buy this book. It just presents the sources that Andrew Bostom wants you to see. One example: Yusuf Al-Quaradawi is represented by no more than two quotes. It's not that I have much sympathy for ... Read full review



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Andrew G. Bostom, M.D., M.S. (Providence, RI), is associate professor of medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases of Rhode Island Hospital. He has published articles and commentary on Islam in the Washington Times, National Review, Revue Politique, FrontPage, and other print and online publications.