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The Resource Holy war, martyrdom, and terror : Christianity, violence, and the West, ca. 70 C.E. to the Iraq War, Philippe Buc

Holy war, martyrdom, and terror : Christianity, violence, and the West, ca. 70 C.E. to the Iraq War, Philippe Buc

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Holy war, martyrdom, and terror : Christianity, violence, and the West, ca. 70 C.E. to the Iraq War
Title
Holy war, martyrdom, and terror
Title remainder
Christianity, violence, and the West, ca. 70 C.E. to the Iraq War
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Buc
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror examines the ways that Christian theology has shaped centuries of conflict from the Jewish-Roman War of late antiquity through the First Crusade, the French Revolution, and up to the Iraq War. By isolating one factor among the many forces that converge in war--the essential tenets of Christian theology--Philippe Buc locates continuities in major episodes of violence perpetrated over the course of two millennia. Even in secularized or explicitly non-Christian societies, such as the Soviet Union of the Stalinist purges, social and political projects are tied to religious violence, and religious conceptual structures have influenced the ways violence is imagined, inhibited, perceived, and perpetrated. The patterns that emerge from this sweeping history upend commonplace assumptions about historical violence, while contextualizing and explaining some of its peculiarities. Buc addresses the culturally sanctioned logic that might lead a sane person to kill or die on principle, traces the circuitous reasoning that permits contradictory political actions, such as coercing freedom or pardoning war atrocities, and locates religious faith at the backbone of nationalist conflict. He reflects on the contemporary American ideology of war--one that wages violence in the name of abstract notions such as liberty and world peace and that he reveals to be deeply rooted in biblical notions. A work of extraordinary breadth, Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror connects the ancient past to the troubled present, showing how religious ideals of sacrifice and purification made violence meaningful throughout history. --provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
P@U
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1961-
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Buc, Philippe
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Haney Foundation series
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  • Terrorism
  • Martyrdom
  • War
  • Political violence
  • Violence
  • HISTORY
  • Martyrdom
  • Terrorism
  • Violence
  • War
Label
Holy war, martyrdom, and terror : Christianity, violence, and the West, ca. 70 C.E. to the Iraq War, Philippe Buc
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Publication
Copyright
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The object of this history -- The American way of war through the premodern looking-glass -- Christian exegsis and violence -- Madness, martyrdom, and terror -- Martyrdom in the West: vengence, purge, salvation, and history -- Twins: National Holy War and Sectarian Terror -- Liberty and coercion -- The subject of history and the making of history -- Postface. No future to that past?
Control code
ocn904033582
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 445 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812290974
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctt130fjqt
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904033582
Label
Holy war, martyrdom, and terror : Christianity, violence, and the West, ca. 70 C.E. to the Iraq War, Philippe Buc
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The object of this history -- The American way of war through the premodern looking-glass -- Christian exegsis and violence -- Madness, martyrdom, and terror -- Martyrdom in the West: vengence, purge, salvation, and history -- Twins: National Holy War and Sectarian Terror -- Liberty and coercion -- The subject of history and the making of history -- Postface. No future to that past?
Control code
ocn904033582
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 445 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812290974
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt130fjqt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904033582

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