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Martyrdom and terrorism : pre-modern to contemporary perspectives

Author: Dominic Janes; Alex Houen
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This pioneering collection of essays explores the intertwined histories of martyrdom and terrorism from antiquity to the twenty-first century. Christian and Islamic traditions of moral witness and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Martyrdom and terrorism
(NL-LeOCL)380624591
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Janes; Alex Houen
ISBN: 9780199376513 0199376514 9780199959860 0199959862 9780199376506 0199376506 0199959870 9780199959877 0199959854 9780199959853
OCLC Number: 881614196
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 317 pages. :) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction /Dominic Janes and Alex Houen --
Martyrdom, memory, and the "media event": visionary writing and Christian apology in second-century Christianity /Kate Cooper --
Martyrdom in Islamic thought and praxis: a historical survey /Asma Afsaruddin --
Rendering unto Caesar: the rhetorics of divided loyalties in Tudor England /Susannah Brietz Monta --
Kristeva's "new knowledge": terrorism, martyrdom, and psychoanalytic humanism: insights from two early modern instances /Gary Waller --
Martyrdom, terrorism, and the rhetoric of sacrifice: the cases of Marat, Robespierre, and Loiserolles /Julia V. Douthwaite --
The sentimental construction of martyrdom as motivation in the thought of Maximilien Robespierre, 1789-1792 /David Andress --
Terror, vengeance, and martyrdom in the French Revolution: the case of the shades /Ronald Schechter --
John Foxe and British attitudes to martyrdom after the French Revolution /Dominic Janes --
Fenianism and the martyrdom-terrorism nexus in Ireland before independance /Guy Beiner --
Spurning "this worldly life": terrorism and martyrdom in contemporary Britain /Akil N. Awan --
Martyrdom and hostage executions in the Iraq War: the cases of Kenneth Bigley and Margaret Hassan /Alex Houen --
Filming the ends of martyrdom /Jolyon Mitchell.
Responsibility: edited by Dominic Janes, Alex Houen.

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