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Secular/Religious Myths of Violence: The Case of Nizārī Ismailis of the Alamūt Period in: Studia Islamica Volume 114 Issue 1 (2019)
Contemporary narratives of violence, particularly in the aftermaths of the most recent expressions of violence by the so-called ‘Islamist’ groups have rekindled the false dichotomy of religious versus secular violence. Such a deforming prism which has also become dominant in political science traces the origins of violence to faith communities in medieval times and, among others, to Nizārī Ismailis, with whom the myth of the assassins have been associated.
- June 06, 2019
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