Rituals of punishment and the Muslim imaginaire: attitudes toward state violence in medieval Islam
Dr Christian Lange (University of Edinburgh)
Christian Lange is Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the School of Divinity in the University of Edinburgh. His research seeks to combine the study of Arabic and Persian sources with an interest in the analytical categories and methodological approaches developed in the Study of Religion. His Justice, Punishment and the Medieval Muslim Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2008) examines the construction of the category of "punishment" across a number of genres of premodern Arabic and Persian literature. His next book project is a history of Paradise and Hell in Islam.
The optional suggested reading for this seminar is:
Crone, Patricia, 2005. Medieval Islamic Political Thought, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, pp.259-285.
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