The Politics of Iconoclasm Hardback

Religion, Violence and the Culture of Image-breaking in Christianity and Islam

by James Noyes;

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The Politics of Iconoclasm

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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.

The Politics of Iconoclasm by James Noyes was published by I.B.Tauris& Co Ltd in July 2013. The ISBN for The Politics of Iconoclasm is 9781848855656.

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Details for The Politics of Iconoclasm

Page last updated 30th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherI.B.Tauris& Co Ltd (July 2013)
Number of Pages288
Thickness25 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code3462455
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