Just War and Jihad: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on War and Peace in Western and Islamic Traditions

Just War and Jihad: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on War and Peace in Western and Islamic Traditions

Just War and Jihad: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on War and Peace in Western and Islamic Traditions

Just War and Jihad: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on War and Peace in Western and Islamic Traditions

Synopsis

"This collection of papers on the roots of just or holy' war in Western (Christian) and Islamic cultures, along with its companion volume, Cross, Crescent, and Sword: The Justification and Limitation of War in Western and Islamic Tradition (Greenwood, 1990), emanated from conferences held at Rutgers University. . . . Scholars in the fields of Western thought and the just war tradition as well as scholars from the area of Islamic studies were brought together to develop theoretical issues and further cross-discipline understanding. The chapters emphasize the historical and comparative approach to the study of the foundations, justifications, conduct, and aims of war in the two traditions. Intended for the scholarly or well-informed audience, this is recommended for research libraries." Library Journal
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