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The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict between Islam and Christianity

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In The Shade of Swords,leading Indian journalist and author M.J. Akbar has written the very first cohesive history of Jihad. In this new paperback edition, which has been updated to show how and why Saddam Hussein repositioned himself as a Jihadi against America, Akbar explains the struggle between Islam and Christianity. Placing recent events in a historical context, he also tackles the tricky questions of what now follos for Jihad after the Second Gulf War and what will happen in the new Middle East power vacuum following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime.

From the prophet Muhammed through to the Assassins, and from the collapse of the Moghul and Ottoman empires to the modern struggle of Palestine, Akbar shows how Jihad's origins lie in the earliest consciousness of Muslims. With British and American troops in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and once again in Iraq, the potential for Jihadi recruitment is ever increasing. Explaining how Jihad thrives on complex and shifting notions of persecution, victory and sacrifice, and illustrating how Muslims themselves have historically tried both to direct and control the phenomenon of Jihad, Akbar shows how Jihad pervades the mind and soul of Islam, revealing its strength and significance.

To know the future, one needs to understand the past. M.J. Akbar's The Shade of Swords holds the key.

Synopsis:

A prominent Indian journalist pens the first comprehensive history of jihad, from the Prophet Muhammad to the present lethal revival of the concept, revealing how jihad infused the first Muslims and survives to this day all over the Islamic world, impacting everything from Indian-Pakistan relations to the Iraqi situation. Reprint.

Synopsis:

In The Shade of Swords,leading Indian journalist and

Table of Contents

Chapter and verse — The joys of death : a bargain with Allah — Rebellions in the dark of the night — A map of Islam — Circle of hell — Allah! Muhammad! Saladin! — The doors of Europe — Jihad in the east : a crescent over Delhi — The holy sea : pepper and power — The bargain goes sour — The wedge and the gate — History as anger, Jihad as non-violence — Islam in danger zone — Jinnah redux and the age of Osama — Saddam, Bush and the Shia Jihad.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203402108
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Christianity and other religions
Creator:
M. J. Akbar
Author:
M. J. Akbar
Author:
Akbar, M. J.
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Education : Teaching Methods & Materials - Arts & Humanities
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Military - Iraq War
Subject:
Social conflict
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Jihad
Subject:
Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Subject:
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
Subject:
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Subject:
Middle East-General History
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
World History-Iraq War (2003-?)
Subject:
Education-Teaching Art
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Education » Teaching » Art
History and Social Science » Military » Iraq War (2003-)
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Religion » Christianity » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Islam » General
Religion » Islam » History

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"Synopsis" by , A prominent Indian journalist pens the first comprehensive history of jihad, from the Prophet Muhammad to the present lethal revival of the concept, revealing how jihad infused the first Muslims and survives to this day all over the Islamic world, impacting everything from Indian-Pakistan relations to the Iraqi situation. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , In The Shade of Swords,leading Indian journalist and
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