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Jihad (Holy War)

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  • New Approaches to the Analysis of Jihadismby Rüdiger Lohlker

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 29.81

    Hauptbeschreibung Der dschihadistische Terrorismus ist seit dem 11. September 2011 ins Bewusstsein der Öffentlichkeit gerückt. Eines der wichtigsten Mittel zur Propaganda, Diskussion und Rekrutierung sind verschiedene Internetpräsenzen. Das Funktionieren dieser Internetmedien wird in den Beiträgen des Bandes detailliert untersucht. Dazu kommen Beiträge,... more...

  • Islamic Images and Ideasby John Andrew Morrow

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    These 24 studies on specific symbols, images and icons from the Muslim tradition are authored by scholars from around the world. Divided into four sections, the Divine, the Spiritual, the Physical, and the Societal, the work examines theological issues, such as divine unity, creation, wrath, and justice; spiritual subjects, such as the straight path,... more...

  • Understanding Jihadby David B. Cook

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    Jihad is one of the most loaded and misunderstood terms in the news today. Contrary to popular understanding, the term does not mean "holy war." Nor does it simply refer to the inner spiritual struggle. This book, judiciously balanced, accessibly written, and highly relevant to today's events, unravels the tangled historical, intellectual, and political... more...

  • Jihadby Reuven Firestone

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    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. more...

  • The Everlasting Hatredby Hal Lindsey

    WND Books 2011; US$ 15.95

    Best-selling author Hal Lindsey explains how, on September 11, an ancient fight-to-the-death conflict exploded on the shores of the U.S. Though most Americans didn't realize it, we were already involved in this struggle. A struggle driven by a hatred that goes back over 4000 years. Islamic fundamentalism's purpose is to replace the Judeo-Christian... more...

  • Dschihad gestern und heuteby Josef van Ess

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 21.00

    the third publication in the series of Julius Wellhausen Lectures treats jihad primarily as a historical phenomenon. Josef van Ess explains the current development not only on the basis of the Koran and the tradition of prophets but also as result of century-long deliberations on how to interpret the term jihad in an adequate manner. Since the present-day... more...

  • The Roots of Terrorism in Indonesiaby Solahudin; Dave McRae

    University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    Indonesia?s current terrorist problems have a long and complex history, and this work, based on a remarkable array of sources, many of which have never been publicly cited, is a rigorous account that fills in many gaps in our knowledge of jihadist groups, how they interacted with the state and events abroad, and why they at times resorted to extreme... more...

  • The Shade of Swordsby M.J Akbar

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 31.95

    The Shade of Swords is the first cohesive history of Jihad, written by one of India's leading journalists and writers. In this paperback edition, updated to show how and why Saddam Hussein repositioned himself as a Jihadi against America, M.J. Akbar explains the struggle between Islam and Christianity. Placing recent events in a historical context,... more...

  • The Crisis of Islamby Bernard Lewis

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00

    In his first book since What Went Wrong? Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. He looks at the theological origins of political Islam and takes us through the rise of militant Islam in Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, examining... more...

  • Jihadby Richard Bonney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 34.00

    Holy war ideas appear among Muslims during the earliest manifestations of the religion. This book locates the origin of Jihad and traces its evolution as an idea with the intellectual history of the concept of Jihad in Islam as well as how it has been misapplied by modern Islamic terrorists and suicide bombers. more...