Religious History Products

  • Between Constantinople and Rome

    An Illuminated Byzantine Gospel Book (Paris gr. 54) and the Union of Churches, 1st Edition

    By Kathleen Maxwell

    This is a study of the artistic and political context that led to the production of a truly exceptional Byzantine illustrated manuscript. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, codex grec 54 is one of the most ambitious and complex manuscripts produced during the Byzantine era. This…

    Hardback – 2014-02-28

  • 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., 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-02-25
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean, 1204-1453

    Crusade, Religion and Trade between Latins, Greeks and Turks, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nikolaos G. Chrissis, Mike Carr

    The conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade shattered irreversibly the political and cultural unity of the Byzantine world in the Greek peninsula, the Aegean and western Asia Minor. Between the disintegration of the Byzantine Empire after 1204 and the consolidation of Ottoman power in the…

    Hardback – 2014-02-21
    Crusades - Subsidia

  • Science and Religion

    One Planet, Many Possibilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lucas F. Johnston, Whitney Bauman

    This collection offers new perspectives on the study of science and religion, bringing together articles that highlight the differences between epistemological systems and call into question the dominant narrative of modern science. The volume provides historical context for the contemporary…

    Hardback – 2014-02-18
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • John Moschos' Spiritual Meadow

    Authority and Autonomy at the End of the Antique World, 1st Edition

    By Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen

    John Moschos' Spiritual Meadow is one of the most important sources for late sixth-early seventh century Palestinian, Syrian and Egyptian monasticism. This undisputedly invaluable collection of beneficial tales provides contemporary society with a fuller picture of an imperfect social history of…

    Hardback – 2014-02-14

  • The Displacement of the Body in Ælfric's Virgin Martyr Lives

    1st Edition

    By Alison Gulley

    The Displacement of the Body in Ælfric's Virgin Martyr Lives addresses 10th-century Old English hagiographical translations, from Latin source material, by the abbot and grammarian Ælfric. The vitae of Agnes, Agatha, Lucy, and Eugenia, and the married saints Daria, Basilissa, and Cecilia,…

    Hardback – 2014-01-28

  • Practical Predestinarians in England, c. 1590–1640

    1st Edition

    By Leif Dixon

    The belief that God eternally and unalterably decrees the election of one part of humankind and the reprobation of the rest has not aged well, but in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the doctrine of predestination was publicised and popularised to an extent unparalleled in the history of…

    Hardback – 2014-01-10
    St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

  • Episcopal Appointments in England, c. 1214–1344

    From Episcopal Election to Papal Provision, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Harvey

    In 1214, King John issued a charter granting freedom of election to the English Church; henceforth, cathedral chapters were, theoretically, to be allowed to elect their own bishops, with minimal intervention by the crown. Innocent III confirmed this charter and, in the following year, the right to…

    Hardback – 2014-01-10
    Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

  • The Search for Authority in Reformation Europe

    1st Edition

    By Elaine Fulton

    Edited by Helen Parish

    The 'problem of authority' was not an invention of the Protestant Reformation, but, as the essays contained in this volume demonstrate, its discussion, in ever greater complexity, was one of the ramifications (if not causes) of the deepening divisions within the Christian church in the sixteenth…

    Hardback – 2014-01-10

  • Franciscan Spirituality and Mission in New Spain, 1524-1599

    Conflict Beneath the Sycamore Tree (Luke 19:1-10), 1st Edition

    By Steven E. Turley

    Franciscans in sixteenth-century New Spain were deeply ambivalent about their mission work. Fray Juan de Zumárraga, the first archbishop of Mexico, begged the king to find someone else to do his job so that he could go home. Fray Juan de Ribas, one of the original twelve 'apostles of Mexico' and a…

    Hardback – 2014-01-02
    Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700

  • Women and Religion in the Atlantic Age, 1550-1900

    1st Edition

    By Emily Clark

    Edited by Mary Laven

    Bringing the study of early modern Christianity into dialogue with Atlantic history, this collection provides a longue durée investigation of women and religion within a transatlantic context. Taking as its starting point the work of Natalie Zemon Davis on the effects of confessional difference…

    Hardback – 2013-12-13

  • Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England

    Theology and Society in an Age of Faith, 1st Edition

    By Helen Foxhall Forbes

    Christian theology and religious belief were crucially important to Anglo-Saxon society, and are manifest in the surviving textual, visual and material evidence. This is the first full-length study investigating how Christian theology and religious beliefs permeated society and underpinned social…

    Hardback – 2013-11-15
    Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland

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