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.
Kenneth A. Goudie, Ph.D. (2016), University of St Andrews, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Ghent University. His current research focuses on the historical writings of the fifteenth-century
Qurʾān exegete and historian, Burhān al-Dīn al-Biqāʿī.