Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity: Militant Devotion in Christianity and Islam

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INDEX
Aaron (Old Testament), priesthood of, 28
Abbasids: Christians under, 247–48, 250, 267–68; madhāhib on, 358n42; memory of Ummayad caliphs under, 363n104; pietist rebels against, 197; relations with Byzantium, 360n63; sociopolitical world of, 357n35; transgressive behavior by, 268–70, 365n140
Abbi (Syrian monk), 128
ʿAbd Allāh b. al-ʿAbbās, 350n64
ʿAbd Allāh b. al-Rābisī, 198, 200, 206, 213
ʿAbd Allāh b. Shajura, 200
ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, relations with Christians, 232–33, 354n6
ʿAbd al-Malik, 151–52; and Kharijites, 229–30
ʿAbīda b. Hilāl, 210
Abraham b. Kayli (Chalcedonian bishop), 139
Abū ʿāmr, 334n50
Abū Bakr, 237–38, 241; commanding and forbidding by, 206; embodiment of virtue, 204
Abū Bakr al-Khallāl, 271, 359n50; on consolation, 261; Jāmiʿ, 244; Kitāb ahl al-milal, 242–244, 253, 254; Kitāb al-janāiz, 258, 260, 262
Abū Bilāl Mirdās b. Udayya, 210
Abū l-Faraj al-Iṣfahānī, Kitāb adab alghurabāʾ, 238
Abu Ḥamza, 350n53; on ʿUmar, 206, 348n25
Abū Isḥāq al-Fazārī, 216; Kitāb al-siyar, 206; on protection of monks, 232
Abū al-Ṣahbā, two martyrdoms of, 188
Abū Simʿān, 174
Abū Ṭālib, 245
Abū Yūsuf al-Ghasūlī, 343n38
Acanthia (wife of Cynegius), 96, 312n45
Agnes (martyr), 72; tomb of, 309n87
Agricola (martyr), 59
Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal, 14, 18–20, 195; as arbiter, 242; asceticism of, 238, 338n87; behavior toward non-Muslims, 254–55; on belief, 239–40, 255; on boundary maintenance, 178, 237, 252, 256–59, 270–71, 277, 280–81; caliphal patronage of, 238, 240, 358n38; on captives, 362n93; on commanding and forbidding, 256, 263–64; communal life of, 194; on consolation, 261–62; funeral of, 177, 245; on funerals, 260–61, 263; ghāzī influence on, 239, 278; on jihād, 19, 211, 280; on Kharijites, 234–35, 255, 277; Kitāb al-zuhd, 162, 166; madhhab of, 230, 234, 235, 271; nonviolence of, 256, 280, 281, 363n106; on relations with non-Muslims, 242–43, 244, 280, 359nn50, 57; role in Muslim identity, 237, 241; torture of, 19, 236–38, 240, 248, 278, 279, 356n18, 358n42; on zuhd, 194, 338n87
akhbār (reports), 146; on caliph ʿUmar, 190; in communal narratives, 147; in Kitāb aljihād, 187; on martyrs, 209; tribal, 153
ʿAkkāf b. Bashir al-Tammiyya, 179
Alcibiades, statue of, 100–101
Alexander (martyr), 58, 305n39
Alexander the Great, 101; as Roman archetype, 314n64
Alexandria, monastic violence in, 111
ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib (Prophet’s son-in-law), 17, 196, 210; Ibn Ḥanbal on, 255; murder of, 257; relations with Kharijites, 197, 198–201, 203–4, 216, 221, 222, 351n66; struggle with Muʿāwiya, 16, 197–99
ʿAlī al-Kharjānī, 357n31

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