Violence in Islamic Thought from the Mongols to European Imperialism

Author(s): 
Gleave, Robert
Author(s): 
Kristó-Nagy, István
ISBN: 
9781474413008
Date published: 
March 2018
Hardback
Price: 
£75.00

The violent conquest of the eastern part of the lands under Muslim rule by the Mongols marked a new period in the history of Islamic civilisation and in attitudes towards violence. This volume examines the various intellectual and cultural reactions of Muslim thinkers to these events, both within and beyond the territories subjected to Mongol control. Each chapter examines how violent acts were assessed by Muslim intellectuals, analysing both changes and continuity in Islamic thought over time.