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Islam and Violence in the Modern Era

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Beverley Milton-Edwards
    Pages 1-18
  3. Beverley Milton-Edwards
    Pages 19-50
  4. Beverley Milton-Edwards
    Pages 51-84
  5. Beverley Milton-Edwards
    Pages 85-119
  6. Beverley Milton-Edwards
    Pages 120-156
  7. Beverley Milton-Edwards
    Pages 157-190
  8. Beverley Milton-Edwards
    Pages 191-196
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 197-236

About this book


This book examines dimensions of Islam and violence within wider debates about politics, history, faith, power and struggle both within Muslims' realms and outside. It explores the motif of violence in its myriad aspects including debates about sacrifice, private and public violence, responses and reactions, as well as suicide and martyrdom.


Islam Muslims politics religion suicide terrorism violence

About the authors

BEVERLEY MILTON-EDWARDS is a Reader at the School of Politics and International Studies at Queens University in Belfast, UK. She is author of numerous books including Islamic Fundamentalism Since 1945 (2005), Contemporary Politics in the Middle East (1999) and Islamic Politics in Palestine (1996). She is also a national teaching fellow and former e-tutor of the year.

Bibliographic information


''Post 9/11 readers have been inundated with books on Islam, violence and terrorism, many of mixed value by 'instant experts'. Beverley Milton-Edwards' Islam and Violence in the Modern Era is the antidote. A must read for an insightful, incisive analysis that addresses and answers many of the critical questions and choices we face today.' - John L. Esposito, University Professor of Religion & International Affairs, Georgetown University, USA

'Studded with interviews with leading figures from Islamist groups...Milton-Edwards draws out the whys and wherefores of Islamic violence and its devastating effects not just on the West but [also] on Muslim communities...' - Nations and Nationalism