The Politics of Iconoclasm
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2013. 288 pages, 20 b/w integrated illustrations, HC. I.B. Tauris, London.
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- Erscheinungstermin 10.01.2017
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The span of Noyes’s tour d’horizon is impressive… the book’s major achievement is to show how central politics has been in the history of iconoclasm, thereby making a crucial contribution to the body of recent landmark publications in this field…highly relevant to readers with a more general interest in modern political history. Moving beyond the old master-narratives of modernity and secularization, it sheds new light on the relation between the sacred, political and material worlds in the modern age.
David Motadel, Times Literary Supplement
Usually, iconoclasm has been seen as a sub-plot in modern history. James Noyes suggests that it may be the main plot – linking together aspects of Islam, the Reformation and modern secular revolutions. In this light, modernity itself appears much more as the bearer of a negative, destructive impulse hidden behind various schemas of reform and projects of progress. So the reader is led by careful scholarly and analytic paths to a dark and subversive conclusion.
John Milbank, Professor in Religion, Politics and Ethics, University of Nottingham