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Jihad : the Origin of Holy War in Islam.

Author: Reuven Firestone
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the Islamic resurgence began to make news, the Islamic idea of holy war, or "jihad", has been the subject of tremendous media attention - much of it sensationalistic. This study attempts to discover where and when the idea of jihad originated, and to trace its early development.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reuven Firestone
ISBN: 9780195352191 019535219X
OCLC Number: 466426229
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents: Contents; Transliterations; Introduction; PART I: IMAGING ARABIA; PART II: THE QUR'AN AND ITS INTERPRETATION; PART III: THE ORAL TRADITION; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index of Scriptural Citations; Subject Index.

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Since the Islamic resurgence began to make news, the Islamic idea of holy war, or "jihad", has been the subject of tremendous media attention - much of it sensationalistic. This study attempts to discover where and when the idea of jihad originated, and to trace its early development.

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