This series of social historical studies explores the relationship between Christianity and its social context in the period since 1500. Recent exciting new research in this field has greatly increased our understanding of how the changing face of Christianity as a historical religion during the period affected contemporary social attitudes, customs, and behaviour. The books in this series draw this research together, providing new perspectives and interpretations on a fascinating area of social history and bringing it before a wider audience.
Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice
The Jews in Christian Europe 1400-1700
The Death of Christian Britain
The Redcoat and Religion The Forgotten History of the British Soldier from the Age of Marlborough to the Eve of the First World War
The British Missionary Enterprise since 1700
By Merry E Wiesner-Hanks
May 14, 2020
Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World surveys the ways in which people from the time of Luther and Columbus to that of Thomas Jefferson used Christian ideas and institutions to regulate and shape sexual norms and conduct, and examines the impact of their efforts. Global in scope ...
By John Pollard
August 15, 2014
John Pollard's book surveys the relationship between Catholicism and the process of change in Italy from Unification to the present day. Central to the book is the complex set of relationships between traditional religion and the forces of change. In a broad sweep, Catholicism in Modern ...
By Merry Wiesner-Hanks
February 24, 2010
The book surveys the ways in which Christian ideas and institutions shaped sexual norms and conduct from the time of Luther and Columbus to that of Thomas Jefferson. It is global in scope and geographic in organization, with chapters on Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Europe, Latin America, ...
By Hugh McLeod
April 10, 2014
Europe in the nineteenth century saw spectacular growth in the size and number of cities and in the proportion of the population living in urban areas. Many contemporaries thought that this social revolution would bring about an equally dramatic change in religious life. This book, written by an ...
By Kenneth Charlton
April 08, 2014
Women, Religion and Education in Early Modern England is a study of the nature and extent of the education of women in the context of both Protestant and Catholic ideological debates. Examining the role of women both as recipients and agents of religious instruction, the author assesses the nature ...
By Callum G. Brown
April 15, 2013
The Death of Christian Britain uses the latest techniques to offer new formulations of religion and secularisation and explores what it has meant to be 'religious' and 'irreligious' during the last 200 years. By listening to people's voices rather than purely counting heads, it offers a fresh ...
By Sergiusz Michalski
November 04, 2011
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
By Hans-Jurgen Goertz
October 10, 1996
The Anabaptists were at the radical, utopian edge of the Reformation, ruthlessly repressed by Catholic, Lutheran and secular authorities alike. Hans-Jurgen Goertz gives a comprehensive account of their political and religious significance, their views, and their social setting within the wider ...
By Michael Snape
May 30, 2008
This compelling study presents the most comprehensive examination available of the role of religion in the army during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Through extensive analysis of official military sources, religious publications and personal memoirs, Michael Snape challenges the ...
By Jeffrey Cox
November 02, 2009
"... this book fills a gap in the historiography of mission history by providing a one-volume history of modern British missions... This work deserves a place on the shelves of university libraries and should be consulted by specialists and readers interested in the history of Christian missions." ...
By Callum G. Brown
February 11, 2009
The Death of Christian Britain examines how the nation’s dominant religious culture has been destroyed. Callum Brown challenges the generally held view that secularization was a long and gradual process dating from the industrial revolution. Instead, he argues that it has been a catastrophic and ...