Reinventing Jihād, Kenneth A. Goudie provides a detailed examination of the development of
jihād ideology from the Conquest of Jerusalem to the end of the Ayyūbids (c. 492/1099–647/1249). By analysing the writings of three scholars - Abū al Ḥasan al Sulamī (d. 500/1106), Ibn ʿAsākir (d. 571/1176), and ʿIzz al-Dīn al-Sulamī (d. 660/1262) -
Reinventing Jihād demonstrates that the discourse on
jihād was much broader than previously thought, and that authors interwove a range of different understandings of
jihād in their attempts to encourage
jihād against the Franks. More importantly,
Reinventing Jihad demonstrates that whilst the practice of
jihād did not begin in earnest until the middle of the twelfth century, the same cannot be said about
jihād ideology: interest in
jihād ideology was reinvigorated almost from the moment of the arrival of the Franks.
Space and Conversion in Global Perspective examines experiences of conversion as they intersect with physical location, mobility, and interiority. The volume’s innovative approach is global and encompasses multiple religious traditions. Conversion emerges as a powerful force in early modern globalization.
In thirteen essays, the book ranges from the urban settings of Granada and Cuzco to mission stations in Latin America and South India; from villages in Ottoman Palestine and Middle-Volga Russia to Italian hospitals and city squares; and from Atlantic slave ships to the inner life of a Muslim turned Jesuit. Drawing on extensive archival and iconographic materials, this collection invites scholars to rethink conversion in light of the spatial turn.