Erscheinungsdatum: 09.04.2011, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Religion-State Encounters in Hindu Domains, Titelzusatz: From the Straits Settlements to Singapore, Auflage: Edition, Autor: Sinha, Vineeta, Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH // Springer Netherland, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Anthropologie // Hinduismus // Religionswissenschaft // Soziologie // Stadtplanung // Politik // Kirche // Religion // Stadtplanung und Architektur // Geschichte // Singapur // Andere Weltreligionen, Rubrik: Nichtchristliche Religionen, Seiten: 284, Abbildungen: 6 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen, 2 schwarz-weiße Tabellen, Herkunft: NIEDERLANDE (NL), Reihe: Springer Asia Series (Nr. 1), Informationen: Book, Gewicht: 592 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
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Over the last 2,000 years, ambitious men have dreamed of forging vast empires and attaining eternal glory in battle, but of all the conquerors who took steps toward such dreams, none were ever as successful as antiquity’s first great conqueror. Leaders of the 20th century hoped to rival Napoleon’s accomplishments, while Napoleon aimed to emulate the accomplishments of Julius Caesar. But Caesar himself found inspiration in Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE), the Macedonian king who managed to stretch an empire from Greece to the Himalayas in Asia by the age of 30. It took less than 15 years for Alexander to conquer much of the known world.After he had finished off the Persian Empire, Alexander must have been glad to leave Persia and its adjoining provinces at his back. Alexander was planning to march onwards, into India, and had made overtures to the wild tribesmen that inhabited the region that is now Pakistan, but he had been abruptly refused. The chieftains of the hill clans who guarded the passes of the mighty Hindu Kush mountains were determined to make a fight of it, secure in the knowledge that the high passes of their domains were virtually unconquerable. Alexander, never one to accept defiance, made his preparations and, in midwinter, a season traditionally reserved for rearmament and regrouping, he began his campaign. The Aspasioi, the Guraeans and the Assakenoi, inhabitants of the rocky valleys of north-western Pakistan, all opposed him, so Alexander destroyed their fortresses one by one, determined to extinguish them. The hill clans were fierce fighters, and each fortress, small though they generally were, was only carried by storm after days of vicious fighting which resulted in grievous losses among the Macedonian ranks. To give an idea of the brutality of this conflict, Alexander himself was seriously wounded twice during two separate sieges, taking a javelin through the shoulder fighting the Aspasioi and then a spear-thrust to the ankle in th 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Houle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/180357/bk_acx0_180357_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Cook takes an in-depth, comparative look at political identity, social values, attitudes to warfare, views about the role of religion in various cultural domains, and conceptions of the polity. In all these fields he finds that the Islamic heritage offers richer resources for those engaged in current politics than either the Hindu or the Christian heritages. He uses this finding to explain the fact that, despite the existence of Hindu and Christian counterparts to some aspects of Islamism, the phenomenon as a whole is unique in the world today. The book also shows that fundamentalism - in the sense of a determination to return to the original sources of the religion - is politically more adaptive for Muslims than it is for Hindus or Christians. A sweeping comparative analysis by one of the worlds leading scholars of premodern Islam, Ancient Religions, Modern Politics sheds important light on the relationship between the foundational texts of these three great religious traditions and the politics of their followers today.