Contemporary usages of the idea of a ‘Caliphate’ in Islam. Why did ISIS/’The Islamic State’ use this term?

When ISIS declares a ‘Caliphate’ – why is that term chosen and what is its resonance with audiences?  

In this short video Dr Jackson and Dr Webster talk about the use of this term.

See our RPE Course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

 

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