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Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity– Now Available

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

Thomas Sizgorich

408 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth Dec 2008 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4113-6 | $55.00 | £36.00

A volume in the Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion series

Violence and Belief in Late AntiquityFocusing on the shared vocabulary of images and ideas with which late ancient Christians and Muslims imagined the past, present, and future, this book seeks to understand why violent expressions of religious devotion became central to the self-understandings of Christian and Muslim communities between the fourth and ninth centuries. Read more . . .

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