God of Battles: Holy Wars of Christianity and Islam
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God of Battles: Holy Wars of Christianity and Islam

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What makes a war "holy," and who decides that it is? "God of Battles" examines the origins of holy war, and how it affects the modern world. Peter Partner shows how the ideal of the crusade, "God's War," came to permeate medieval Christendom, and how it influenced later Western societies, especially in their attitudes to colonialism. Above all, this book examines the reaso...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published November 8th 1998 by Princeton University Press (first published 1998)
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