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  • Ruling England 1042-1217

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Huscroft

    Ruling England, now in its second edition, is a key text for students wishing to understand the complexities of medieval kingship in England from 1042-1217. Beginning just before the Norman Conquest, and ending with the ratification of Magna Carta, this book is divided into three parts: Late…

    Paperback – 2016-01-20 

  • The First European Description of Japan, 1585

    A Critical English-Language Edition of Striking Contrasts in the Customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois, S.J.

    By Luis Frois SJ

    Edited by Daniel T. Reff, Richard Danford

    In 1585, at the height of Jesuit missionary activity in Japan, which was begun by Francis Xavier in 1549, Luis Frois, a long-time missionary in Japan, drafted the earliest systematic comparison of Western and Japanese cultures. This book constitutes the first critical English-language edition of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-26 
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Worship, Civil War and Community, 1638–1660

    By Chris R. Langley

    This is the first study of the interaction between warfare and national religious practice during the British Civil Wars. Using hundreds of neglected local documents, this work explores the manner in which civil conflict, invasion and military occupation affected religious practice. As Churches…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    "Warfare, Society and Culture"

  • Jesuits at the Margins

    Missions and Missionaries in the Marianas (1668-1769)

    By Alexandre Coello de la Rosa

    In the past decades historians have interpreted early modern Christian missions not simply as an adjunct to Western imperialism, but a privileged field for cross-cultural encounters. Placing the Jesuit missions into a global phenomenon that emphasizes economic and cultural relations between Europe…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates

    The Islamic Near East from the Sixth to the Eleventh Century, 3rd Edition

    By Hugh Kennedy

    The Prophet and the Age of Caliphates is an accessible history of the Near East from c.600-1050AD, the period in which Islamic society was formed. Beginning with the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, Hugh Kennedy goes on to explore the great Arab conquests of the seventh century and the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 
    A History of the Near East

  • Early Modern Southeast Asia, 1350-1800

    Edited by Ooi Keat Gin, Hoang Anh Tuan

    This book presents extensive new research findings on and new thinking about Southeast Asia in this interesting, richly diverse, but much understudied period. It examines the wide and well-developed trading networks, explores the different kinds of regimes and the nature of power and security,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe

    4th Edition

    By Brian P. Levack

    The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe, now in its fourth edition, is the perfect resource for both students and scholars of the witch-hunts written by one of the leading names in the field. For those starting out in their studies of witch-beliefs and witchcraft trials, Brian Levack provides a…

    Paperback – 2015-10-05

  • Mystics and Heretics in Italy at the End of the Middle Ages

    By Émile Gebhart

    Originally published in 1922, this translation of French historian Émile Gebhart’s work by Hulme gives a detailed religious history of Italy in the middle ages clearly demonstrating Gebhart’s expertise in this area. Poetry, art and politics all centred around religion in the period studied and…

    Hardback – 2015-10-01
    Routledge Revivals

  • Consul of God (Routledge Revivals)

    The Life and Times of Gregory the Great

    By Jeffrey Richards

    Gregory the Great, whose reign spanned the years between 590 and 604 A.D., was one of the most remarkable figures of the early medieval Papacy. Aristocrat, administrator, teacher and scholar, he ascended the throne of St Peter at a time of acute crisis for the Roman Church. Consul of God, first…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Popes and the Papacy in the Early Middle Ages (Routledge Revivals)


    By Jeffrey Richards

    There has been a tendency to the view the history of the early medieval papacy predominantly in ideological terms, which has resulted in the over-exaggeration of the idea of the papal monarchy. In this study, first published in 1979, Jeffrey Richards questions this view, arguing that whilst the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge Revivals

  • Bhakti and Embodiment

    Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti

    By Barbara A. Holdrege

    The historical shift from Vedic traditions to post-Vedic bhakti (devotional) traditions is accompanied by a shift from abstract, translocal notions of divinity to particularized, localized notions of divinity and a corresponding shift from aniconic to iconic traditions and from temporary…

    Hardback – 2015-09-10
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Medieval Islamic Historiography

    Remembering Rebellion

    By Heather N. Keaney

    This book is a comparative analysis of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the revolt against him. By comparing treatments of Uthman in pietistic literature and universal chronicles, the work traces the gradual silencing of more critical accounts in favor of…

    Paperback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

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