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The Resource Violence and belief in late antiquity : militant devotion in Christianity and Islam, Thomas Sizgorich, (electronic book)

Violence and belief in late antiquity : militant devotion in Christianity and Islam, Thomas Sizgorich, (electronic book)

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Violence and belief in late antiquity : militant devotion in Christianity and Islam
Title
Violence and belief in late antiquity
Title remainder
militant devotion in Christianity and Islam
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Sizgorich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity, Thomas Sizgorich seeks to understand why and how violent expressions of religious devotion became central to the self-understandings of both Christian and Muslim communities between the fourth and ninth centuries. Sizgorich argues that the cultivation of violent martyrdom as a path to holiness was in no way particular to Islam; rather, it emerged from a matrix put into place by the Christians of late antiquity. Paying close attention to the role of memory and narrative in the formation of individual and communal selves, Sizgorich identifies a common pool of late ancient narrative forms upon which both Christian and Muslim communities drew. In the process of recollecting the past, Sizgorich explains, Christian and Muslim communities alike elaborated iterations of Christianity or Islam that demanded of each believer a willingness to endure or inflict violence on God's behalf and thereby created militant local pieties that claimed to represent the one "real" Christianity or the only "pure" form of Islam. These militant communities used a shared system of signs, symbols, and stories, stories in which the faithful manifested their purity in conflict with the imperial powers of the world
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Sizgorich, Thomas.
Dewey number
201/.7633209
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BT736.15
LC item number
.S57 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • bibliography
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  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Martyrdom
  • Martyrdom
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Identity (Psychology)
Label
Violence and belief in late antiquity : militant devotion in Christianity and Islam, Thomas Sizgorich, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-382) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10576045
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 398 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780812207446
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Violence and belief in late antiquity : militant devotion in Christianity and Islam, Thomas Sizgorich, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-382) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10576045
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 398 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780812207446
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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