Der Artikel wurde erfolgreich hinzugefügt.
The Politics of Iconoclasm

Noyes, James

The Politics of Iconoclasm

Religion, Violence and the Culture of Image-Breaking in Christianity and Islam
69,95 €

inkl. MwSt. zzgl. Versandkosten

Sofort lieferbar

From false idols and graven images to the tombs of kings and the shrines of capitalism, the targeted destruction of cities, sacred sites and artefacts for religious, political or nationalistic reasons is central to our cultural legacy. This book examines the different traditions of image-breaking in Christianity and Islam as well as their... mehr
Group 53
Beschreibung
From false idols and graven images to the tombs of kings and the shrines of capitalism, the targeted destruction of cities, sacred sites and artefacts for religious, political or nationalistic reasons is central to our cultural legacy. This book examines the different traditions of image-breaking in Christianity and Islam as well as their development into nominally secular movements and paints a vivid, scholarly picture of a culture of destruction encompassing Protestantism, Wahhabism, and Nationalism. Beginning with a comparative account of Calvinist Geneva and Wahhabi Mecca, The Politics of Iconoclasm explores the religious and political agendas behind acts of image-breaking and their relation to nationhood and state-building. From sixteenth-century Geneva to urban developments in Mecca today, The Politics of Iconoclasm explores the history of image-breaking, the culture of violence and its paradoxical roots in the desire for renewal. Examining these dynamics of nationhood, technology, destruction and memory, a historical journey is described in which the temple is razed and replaced by the machine.

2013. 288 pages, 20 b/w integrated illustrations, HC. I.B. Tauris, London.
  • 1018832
    • Buch
    • Broschur
    • 1018832
    • 10.01.2017
    Weitere Informationen
    new
    Weitere Informationen
    • Open-Access-Dokument
    • Zusätzliche Inhalte
    • Präsentationen
    • Buchflyer
    comment (2) Pressestimmen
    »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...
    comment (2)
    Pressestimmen

    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

    favourite Bewertungen
    Bewertungen lesen, schreiben und diskutieren... mehr
    favourite
    Bewertungen
    Bisher wurde dieser Artikel nicht bewertet.

    Bewertung schreiben

    Bewertungen werden nach Überprüfung freigeschaltet.
    Bitte geben Sie die Zeichenfolge in das nachfolgende Textfeld ein.

    Die mit einem * markierten Felder sind Pflichtfelder.

    Zuletzt angesehen