War and Collective Identities in the Middle Ages: East, West, and Beyond

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This book uses sociological perspectives to bring together work on war and identity in the Middle Ages relating to a range of peoples and geographical settings from Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Asia. Focusing on the interrelation between ideological practices and group formation, it examines the role of warfare in the emergence and decline of particular social structures, and changing patterns of collective identification. It contributes to the debate on the longue durée development of the phenomena of ethnicity and nationhood by drawing attention to the impact of war on the evolution of various types of polity and visions of community in the Middle Ages. Its use of non-European as well as European exemplars provides a wealth of fruitful comparative material, shedding new light on the significance of medieval war in society.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherArc Humanities Press
Number of pages261
ISBN (Electronic)9781802701067
ISBN (Print)9781641893626
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2023

Publication series

NameWar & Conflict in Premodern Times
PublisherArc Humanities Press


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