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  • The Holy Fool in European Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Alina G. Birzache

    This monograph explores the way that the profile and the critical functions of the holy fool have developed in European cinema, allowing this traditional figure to capture the imagination of new generations in an age of religious pluralism and secularization. Alina Birzache traces the cultural…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • The Return of the Buddha

    Ancient Symbols for a New Nation, 1st Edition

    By Himanshu Prabha Ray

    The Return of the Buddha traces the development of Buddhist archaeology in colonial India, examines its impact on the reconstruction of India’s Buddhist past, and the making of a public and academic discourse around these archaeological discoveries. The book discusses the role of the state and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-01
    Routledge India

  • Conversion to Catholicism in Early Modern Italy

    1st Edition

    By Peter A. Mazur

    In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, conversion took on a new importance within the Catholic world, as its leaders faced the challenge of expanding the church's reach to new peoples and continents while at the same time reinforcing its authority in the Old World. Based on new archival…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25
    Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World

  • Late Medieval Liturgies Enacted

    The Experience of Worship in Cathedral and Parish Church, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sally Harper, P S Barnwell, Magnus Williamson

    This book critically explores ways in which our understanding of late medieval liturgy can be enhanced through present-day enactment. It is a direct outcome of a practice-led research project, led by Professor John Harper and undertaken at Bangor University between 2010 and 2013 in partnership with…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15
    Music and Material Culture

  • Satan and the Scots

    The Devil in Post-Reformation Scotland, c.1560-1700, 1st Edition

    By Michelle D. Brock

    Frequent discussions of Satan from the pulpit, in the courtroom, in print, in self-writings, and on the streets rendered the Devil an immediate and assumed presence in early modern Scotland. For some, especially those engaged in political struggle, this produced a unifying effect by providing a…

    Hardback – 2016-01-06
    St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

  • Jane Austen and the Reformation

    Remembering the Sacred Landscape, 1st Edition

    By Roger Emerson Moore

    Jane Austen's England was littered with remnants of medieval religion. From her schooling in the gatehouse of Reading Abbey to her visits to cousins at Stoneleigh Abbey, Austen faced constant reminders of the wrenching religious upheaval that reordered the English landscape just 250 years before…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28

  • Understanding Medieval Liturgy

    Essays in Interpretation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Gittos, Sarah Hamilton

    This book provides an introduction to current work and new directions in the study of medieval liturgy. It focuses primarily on so-called occasional rituals such as burial, church consecration, exorcism and excommunication rather than on the Mass and Office. Recent research on such rites…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28

  • The European Wars of Religion

    An Interdisciplinary Reassessment of Sources, Interpretations, and Myths, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wolfgang Palaver, Harriet Rudolph & Dietmar Regensburger

    In recent years religion has resurfaced amongst academics, in many ways replacing class as the key to understanding Europe's historical development. This has resulted in an explosion of studies revisiting issues of religious change, confessional violence and holy war during the early modern period.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21

  • Parish Churches in the Early Modern World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Spicer

    Across Europe, the parish church has stood for centuries at the centre of local communities; it was the focal point of its religious life, the rituals performed there marked the stages of life from the cradle to the grave. Nonetheless the church itself artistically and architecturally stood apart…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16

  • Lord Burghley and Episcopacy, 1577-1603

    1st Edition

    By Brett Usher

    Lord Burghley and Episcopacy, 1577-1603 examines the selection and promotion of bishops within the shifting sands of ecclesiastical politics at the Elizabethan court, drawing on the copious correspondence of leading politicians and clerical candidates as well as the Exchequer records of the…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11
    St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

  • Eastern Rome and the Rise of Islam

    History and Prophecy, 1st Edition

    By Olof Heilo

    The emergence of Islam in the seventh century AD still polarises scholars who seek to separate religious truth from the historical reality with which it is associated. However, history and prophecy are not solely defined by positive evidence or apocalyptic truth, but by human subjects, who consider…

    Hardback – 2015-12-03
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Anna French

    The spiritual status of the early modern child was often confused and uncertain, and yet in the wake of the English Reformation became an issue of urgent interest. This book explores questions surrounding early modern childhood, focusing especially on some of the extreme religious experiences in…

    Hardback – 2015-11-28

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