Princeton University Library Catalog

Ethics of war and peace in Iran and Shi'i Islam / Mohammad Jafar Amir Mahallati.

Author:
Mahallati, Mohammad Jafar, 1952- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
xii, 351 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi'i Islam explores the wide spectrum of theoretical approaches and practical attitudes concerning the justifications, causes and conduct of war in Iranian-Shi'i culture. By examining primary and secondary sources, and investigating longer lasting factors and questions over circumstantial ones, Mohammad Jafar Amir Mahallati seeks to understand modern Iranian responses to war and peace. His work is the first in its field to look into the ethics of war and peace in Iran and Shi'i Islam. It provides a prism through which the binary source of the Iranian national and religious identity informs Iranian responses to modernity. By doing so, the author reveals that a civilization-conscious soul in modern Iran is re-emerging."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-333) and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781442629516 ((cloth ; : acid-free paper))
  • 1442629517 ((cloth ; : acid-free paper))
OCLC:
948828539
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