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War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of God
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War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of God: The Ottoman Role in Europe's Socioeconomic Evolution

Murat Iyigun


This book explores three critical questions that blend the functionalist aspects of religion with the evolution of human societies: Why and how did political power and organized religion become so swiftly and successfully intertwined? What has been the role of religion in conflict historically? And what were some of the sociopolitical, demographic as well as economic effects of religiously motivated conflicts? To that end, the book starts by documenting that Christianity and Islam, but to a lesser extent Judaism too, spread among the polities of the Old World within a relatively short course o ... More

Keywords: conflict, coexistence, religion, Abrahamic Monotheisms, economic development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226388434
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226232287.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Murat Iyigun, author
University of Colorado Boulder