Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Islamic Thought


To contact the LIVIT project, e-mail:

Postal address:

The LIVIT Project
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
University of Exeter
Exeter EX4 4ND
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1392 264040
Fax: +44 (0)1392 264035

Director: Professor Robert Gleave

Research Fellow: Dr Istvan Kristo-Nagy

Visiting Fellow: Dr Saud Al-Sarhan

Doctoral Student in Messianism and Violence in Islam
Ms Bianka Speidl

Doctoral Student in Jihad Rhetoric in Popular and Scholarly Islam
Mr Abdelghani (Tayyeb) Mimouni

Project Administrator: Ms Jane Clark

Image: “Bahram Shah executing Mani, the prophet of Manichaeism, and one of his adepts”.
Miniature from the Abu Said Shahname also known as the Great Mongol Shahname.
Made for  Abu Said Ilkhanid ruler, c. 730 AH. Tehran, Reza Abbasi Museum.



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