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  • Islam and Popular Culture

    Edited by Anna Piela

    This collection aims to bring together writings that trace and critically analyse Islamic aspects of many modern-day popular cultural practices and products. The concepts of 'Islam' and 'popular culture' are both contested and context-dependent, and as such, they are understood here on inclusive,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality

    By Thomas Barrie, Julio Bermudez

    Architecture has long been understood as a cultural discipline able to articulate the human condition and lift the human spirit, yet the spirituality of architecture is rarely directly addressed in academic scholarship. The seventeen chapters provide a diverse range of perspectives, grouped…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13 
    Routledge

  • Aural Architecture in Byzantium: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual

    Edited by Bissera Pentcheva

    Aural architecture identifies those features of a building that can be perceived by the act of listening in them. Emerging from the challenge to reconstruct sonic and spatial experiences of the deep past, this book invites readers into the complex world of the Byzantine liturgy, experienced in its…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge

  • The Daughter Zion Allegory in Medieval German Religious Writing

    By Annette Volfing

    The Daughter Zion allegory represents a particular narrative articulation of the paradigm of bridal mysticism deriving from the Song of Songs, the core element of which is the quest of Daughter Zion for a worthy object of love. Examining medieval German religious writing (verse and prose) and Dutch…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Jane Austen and the Reformation

    Remembering the Sacred Landscape

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Encounters with God in Medieval and Early Modern English Poetry

    By Charlotte Clutterbuck

    Engaging with four English poems or groups of poems-the anonymous medieval Crucifixion lyrics; William Langland's Piers Plowman, John Donne's Divine Poems, and John Milton's Paradise Lost-this book examines the nature of poetic encounter with God. At the same time, the author makes original…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16 
    Routledge

  • A Natural Theology of the Arts

    Imprint of the Spirit

    By Anthony Monti

    A Natural Theology of the Arts contends that the arts are theological by their very nature and not simply when they are explicitly religious - thereby constituting a distinctive kind of 'natural theology'. Borrowing from science the stance of 'critical realism' to justify truth claims in art and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16 
    Routledge

  • Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the Supernatural Will in Early American Literature

    By Brad Bannon

    Examining Samuel Taylor Coleridge's reflections on Jonathan Edwards, written over a twenty-year period, Brad Bannon rejects the common critical notion that the influence Coleridge exerted on the American Romantics should be understood as a one-way influx of entirely new ideas. Rather, it is more…

    Hardback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Architecture, Death and Nationhood

    Monumental Cemeteries of Nineteenth-Century Italy

    By Hannah Malone

    In the nineteenth century, new cemeteries were built in many Italian cities that were unique in scale and grandeur, and which became destinations on the Grand Tour. From the Middle Ages, the dead had been buried in churches and urban graveyards but, in the 1740s, a radical reform across Europe…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500

    Edited by Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner, Bianca Kuhnel

    Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500, focuses on the unique ways that natural materials carry the spirit of place. Since early Christianity, wood, earth, water and stone were taken from loca sancta to signify them elsewhere. Academic discourse has…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19
    Routledge

  • Michelangelo's Poetry and Iconography in the Heart of the Reformation

    By Ambra Moroncini

    Contextualizing Michelangelo’s poetry and spirituality within the framework of the religious Zeitgeist of his era, this study investigates his poetic production to shed new light on the artist’s religious beliefs and unique language of art. Author Ambra Moroncini looks first and foremost at…

    Hardback – 2017-04-13
    Routledge

  • Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350–1530

    Experience, Authority, Resistance

    By Andrea Pearson

    Illuminated here are the relationships between visual culture, faith, and gender in the courtly, monastic, and urban spheres of the early modern Burgundian Netherlands. By examining works by artists such as the Master of Mary of Burgundy, Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, and Bernard van Orley, author…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

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