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The Resource Martyrdom in modern Islam : piety, power, and politics, Meir Hatina

Martyrdom in modern Islam : piety, power, and politics, Meir Hatina

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Martyrdom in modern Islam : piety, power, and politics
Title
Martyrdom in modern Islam
Title remainder
piety, power, and politics
Statement of responsibility
Meir Hatina
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Islamic resurgence in modern times has received extensive treatment in scholarly literature. Most of this literature, however, deals with the concept of jihad and disputes between radicals and their rivals over theological and political issues, and far less with martyrdom and death. Moreover, studies that do address the issue of martyrdom focus mainly on "suicide" attacks - a phenomenon of the late twentieth century and onward - without sufficiently placing them within a historical perspective or using an integrative approach to illuminate their political, social, and symbolic features. This book fills these lacunae by tracing the evolving Islamic perceptions of martyrdom, its political and symbolic functions, and its use of past legacies in both Sunni and Shi'i milieus, with comparative references to Judaism, Christianity, and other non-Islamic domains. Based on wide-ranging primary sources, along with historical and sociological literature, the study provides an in-depth analysis of modern Islamic martyrdom and its various interpretations while also evaluating the historical realities in which such interpretations were molded and debated, positing martyrdom as a vital component of contemporary identity politics and power struggles"--
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Hatina, Meir
Dewey number
297.2/7
Index
no index present
LC call number
BP190.5.M3
LC item number
H38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martyrdom
  • Terrorism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
Label
Martyrdom in modern Islam : piety, power, and politics, Meir Hatina
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
865711331
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9781107063075
Lccn
2013048023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)865711331
Label
Martyrdom in modern Islam : piety, power, and politics, Meir Hatina
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
865711331
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9781107063075
Lccn
2013048023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)865711331

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