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Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States

Series Editor: Lucian Leustean

This Series seeks to publish high quality monographs and edited volumes on religion, society and government in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet states by focusing primarily on three main themes: the history of churches and religions (including but not exclusively Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism) in relation to governing structures, social groupings and political power; the impact of intellectual ideas on religious structures and values; and the role of religions and faith-based communities in fostering national identities from the nineteenth century until today.

The Series aims to advance the latest research on these themes by exploring the multi-facets of religious mobilisation at local, national and supranational levels. It particularly welcomes studies which offer an interdisciplinary approach by drawing on the fields of history, politics, international relations, religious studies, theology, law, sociology, and anthropology.

Lucian Leustean is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Aston University and Associate Dean for Postgraduate Programmes in the School of Languages and Social Sciences.

New and Published Books

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  1. The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948

    From Decline to Resurrection

    By Daniela Kalkandjieva

    Series: Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States

    This book tells the remarkable story of the decline and revival of the Russian Orthodox Church in the first half of the twentieth century and the astonishing U-turn in the attitude of the Soviet Union’s leaders towards the church. In the years after 1917 the Bolsheviks’ anti-religious policies, the...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Russian Orthodox Church and Human Rights

    By Kristina Stoeckl

    Series: Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States

    This book examines the key 2008 publication of the Russian Orthodox Church on human dignity, freedom, and rights. It considers how the document was formed, charting the development over time of the Russian Orthodox Church's views on human rights. It analyzes the detail of the document, and assesses...

    Published February 23rd 2014 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Monasticism in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Republics
    Edited by Ines Angeli Murzaku
    To Be Published September 30th 2015

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