The Encyclopedia of Religion and War, the fifth volume in the acclaimed Religion and Society series, explores the complex relationship between religion and war, including religion as a source of conflict and the role war holds in the development and spread of religion.
Encyclopedia of Religion and War: Volume 5 of Religion & Society
From the Byzantine-Muslim War of 645 to today’s conflicts in the Middle East, religion has played a powerful and critical role in many wars throughout history. The Encyclopedia of Religion and War, the fifth volume in the acclaimed Religion and Society series, explores the complex relationship between religion and war, including religion as a source of conflict and the role war holds in the development and spread of religion. In light of the on-going conflicts in the world today, this volume is both timely and valuable for all students, scholars, and general readers interested in history, sociology, current events, and politics, as well as religion. This exceptional A-Z reference delves into a variety of historical and global issues, including warrior cults, genocides, Northern Ireland, Holy War, assassins, religious feminism and war, Taliban, pacificism, the Holy Roman Empire, and much more. With its unique cross-cultural and international scope, the Encyclopedia of Religion and War is an essential resource for all reference collections.
Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, Youngstown State University
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This substantial volume offers more than 130 alphabetically arranged entries… A comprehensive resource for historical and current views of many significant religions…
Content is meticulously organized so that the researcher may find the entries easily and may also find further information if desired… Scholars and researchers interested in the connection between religion and war will find this encyclopedia useful… For academic and large public libraries.