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The Inspirational Night Dream in the Motivation and Justification of Jihad

A research project of the Department of Anthropology, part of the Public Culture in Theory and Practice and Public Culture in Theory and Practice research groups.

Published Results

Journal Article

  • Edgar, I. (2008). Overtures of Paradise: Night Dreams and Islamic Jihadist Militancy. Curare: Journal of Medical Anthropology 31(1): 87-97.
  • Edgar, I. (2007). The Inspirational Night Dream in the Motivation and Justification of Jihad. Nova Religio 11(2): 59-76.
  • Edgar, I. (2006). The ‘true dream’ in contemporary Islamic/Jihadist dreamwork: a case study of the dreams of Taliban leader Mullah Omar. Contemporary South Asia 15(3): 263-272.
  • Edgar, I. (2006). Encountering the 'true dream' in Islam a journey to Turkey and Pakistan. British Academy Review (9): 7-9.
  • Edgar, I. (2004). A War of Dreams? Militant Muslim Dreaming in the Context of Traditional and Contemporary Islamic Dream Theory and Practice. Dreaming 14(1): 21-29.

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Edgar, I. (2008). The 'true dream' in contemporary Islamic/Jihadist dreamwork a case study of the dreams of Mullah Omar. Dreamtime 25(1): 4-6, 34-36.

Staff

From the Department of Anthropology

Further information

For further information, please contact Dr Iain Edgar.