"Highly recommended." - Library Journal and Choice. 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. 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.
This volume in the highly praised Religion and Society series examines and analyzes the role of religion in major wars, as well as the role of war in the development and spread of major religions. Entries cover historical as well as modern religious-based conflicts, such as modern Ireland and Chechnya.
Afghanistan; Africa, Nigeria; Africa, Sudan; Africa, West; African Church; African Religion - Independent African; African Religion - Warrior Cult; African Religion - Yoruba; African Religion - Zulu; Anglicanism; Anabaptist Pacifism; Apartheid; Assassins; Aum Shinrikyo; Babi and Baha'i Religions; Bishop's Wars (England 1639, 1640); Boer War; Buddhism - China; Buddhism - India; Buddhism - Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam; Buddhism - Mahayana; Buddhism - Myanmar (Burma) and Vietnam; Buddhism - Taiwan; Buddhism - Theravada; Buddhism - Tibet; Byzantine-Muslim War of 645; Central and South America - Aztec; Central and South America - General; Central and South America - Inca; Central and South America - Maya; Christian Identity; Christianity - African-American Traditions; Christianity and Revolution; Christianity, Early - Constantinian Movement; Christianity, Early - Jesus Movement; Confucianism - Classical; Confucianism - Han Dynasty; Confucianism - Ming and Qing Dynasties ; Confucianism - Modern; Confucianism - Neo-Confucianism; Crusades; Deobandism; Eastern Orthodoxy, Pacifism in; England; English Civil Wars; European Wars of Religion; Fundamentalism in Egypt and Sudan; Fundamentalism in Iran; Genocide in Africa; Genocide in Bosnia; Genocide in Europe; Greek Religions; Hamas; Hellenistic Religions; Hinduism - Classical; Hinduism - Early Medieval Period; Hinduism - Medieval Period; Hinduism - Modern; Hinduism - Vedic Period; Hindu-Muslim Violence in India; Hizbullah; Holy Roman Empire-Papacy Wars; Holy War Idea in the Biblical Tradition; Indo-European Mythology; Indonesia; Iranian Revolution of 1979; Islam - Age of Conquest; Islam - Qur'anic; Islam - Shi'a; Islam - Sufism; Islam - Sunni; Islamic Law of War; Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan; Jain; Japan - Tokugawa Period; Jewish Revolt of 66-73; Jihad; Judaism - Biblical Period; Judaism - Conservative; Judaism - Medieval Period; Judaism - Orthodox; Judaism - Rabbinic Period; Judaism - Reconstructionist; Judaism - Reform; Judaism, Pacifism in; Kashmir; Ku Klux Klan; Latin America; Liberation Theology; Lutheran Germany; Lutheranism; Manichaeism; Martyrdom; Mennonites; Methodism; Millenarian Violence - General; Millenarian Violence - Latin America; Millenarian Violence - Thai Buddhism; Millennialism; Mormons; Morocco; Movement; Muslim Brotherhood; Muslim Civil Wars; Native American - Iroquois; Native American - Pueblo Revolt ; Native American - Sioux; Nazism and Holocaust; North Africa; Northern Ireland; Palestine 1948; Palestine and Israel; Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO); Quakers; Reformed Christianity; Religion, Violence, and Genocide; Religious Feminism and War; Religious wars in Ethiopia 1529-1543; Roman Catholicism - Just War Doctrine; Roman Catholicism - Theology and Colonization; Roman Catholicism, Pacifism in; Roman Religions; Shi'ite Rebellion of 815-819; Shinto - Ancient; Shinto - Modern; Sikhism - Contemporary; Sikhism - General History; Sino-Tibetan Wars; Spanish Christian-Muslim Wars;