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  • 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 – 2015-11-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates

    The Islamic Near East from the 6th to the 11th 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 – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge
    A History of the Near East

  • Engendering the Buddhist State

    Reconstructions of Cambodian History

    By Ashley Thompson

    Drawing from more than a decade of field and archival research, this monograph concerns Cambodian history and historiography, with an ultimate aim to broadening and deepening bases for understanding the Cambodian Theravadin politico-cultural complex. The book takes the form of an interdisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • 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 – 2015-10-26 
    Routledge
    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 – 2015-10-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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

    476-752

    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 – 2015-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2015-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

  • Revisiting Jewish Spain in the Modern Era

    Edited by Daniela Flesler, Tabea Alexa Linhard, Adrián Pérez Melgosa

    This innovative volume offers fresh perspectives and directions on the intersection of Hispanic and Jewish studies. It shows how 'Jewishness' has played a crucial role in Spanish political, social, and cultural developments in the modern era, exploring the effects of the multiple material and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-08-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Time, History and the Religious Imaginary in South Asia

    Edited by Anne Murphy

    Religious imaginary is a way of conceiving and structuring the world within the conceptual and imaginative traditions of the religious. Using religious imaginary as a reference, this book analyses temporal ideologies and expressions of historicity in South Asia in the early modern, pre-colonial and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-03
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • The Early Abbasid Caliphate

    A Political History

    By Hugh Kennedy

    The early Abbasid Caliphate was an important period for Islam. The dynasty, based in Baghdad, ruled over a vast Empire, stretching from the Indus Valley and Southern Russia to the East to Tunisia in the West; and presided over an age of brilliant cultural achievements. This study, first published…

    Hardback – 2015-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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