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Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Spatial, ritual and representational aspects of public violence in Islamic societies (7th-19th centuries CE) -- PART I Public violence and the construction of the public sphere -- 1 The case of Ja'd b. Dirham and the punishment of 'heretics' in the early caliphate -- 2 Qādīs and the political use of the mazālim jurisdiction under the 'Abbāsids -- 3 From revolutionary violence to state violence: the Fātimids (297-567/909-1171) -- 4 Actions speak louder than words: reactions to lampoons and abusive poetry in medieval Arabic society -- PART II Ritual dimensions of violence -- 5 Reveal or conceal: public humiliation and banishment as punishments in early Islamic times -- 6 Emulating Abraham: the Fātimid al-Qā'im and the Umayyad 'Abd al-Rahmān III -- 7 Where on earth is hell? State punishment and eschatology in the Islamic middle period -- 8 Justice, crime and punishment in 10th/16th-century Morocco -- PART III Representations of public violence -- 9 Responses to crucifixion in the Islamic world (1st-7th/7th-13th centuries) -- 10 Violence and the prince: the case of the Aghlabid Amīr Ibrāhīm II (261-89/875-902) -- 11 Concepts of justice and the catalogue of punishments under the Sultans of Delhi (7th-8th/13th-14th centuries) -- 12 Public violence, state legitimacy: the Iqāmat al-hudūd and the sacred state -- 13 Violence in Islamic societies through the eyes of non-Muslim travellers: Morocco in the 19th and early 20th centuries -- Index.
This volume explores the use of violence in the construction of Islamic public and private spheres. It contributes to the growing interest in the vital question of Muslim attitudes towards violence.Editors blurb:This volume offers the first hitherto available overview of the role of public violence in the history of Muslim societies. Islam is often perceived as a civilization breeding violence toward the outside. To counter such negative stereotypes, the approach of this volume is to stress the nature of violence as a means of political dominion. The volume demonstrates the diversity of attitudes toward violence within Muslim societies and thus helps to overcome essentialist assumptions about Islamic violence.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.