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Title: Umm Qirfa et Salmâ, et le mythe des peuples anéantis
Subtitle: Violence et sacré dans les premières traditions islamiques
Author(s): DE PREMARE, A.-L.
Journal: Journal Asiatique
Volume: 282 Issue: 1 Date: 1994
In analyzing some of the literature which talks about the military expeditions of the prophet of islam and his companions - Maghâzî - the author focuses on women opposition against the new islamic power. On a more general level, he deals through these exemples with the problem of violence when, as presented in the early islamic traditions, it is used for sacred purposes. He brings forth a reading of these texts, which introduces the reader into a type of narrative in which 'historical' narration intermingles with a theology based on the coranic theme of annihilated peoples; by doing so, the author goes beyond the strict historical point of view and also integrates the coranic text and its later commentaries.