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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Invention of Saintliness

    Edited by Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    This volume discusses, from an historical and literary angle, the ways in which sanctification and the inscription of saintliness take place. Going beyond the traditional categories of canonization, cult, liturgical veneration and hagiographical lives, the work raises fundamental issues concerning...

    To Be Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. David’s Jerusalem

    Between Memory and History

    By Daniel Pioske

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    The history of David’s Jerusalem remains one of the most contentious topics of the ancient world. This study engages with debates about the nature of this location by examining the most recent archaeological data from the site and by exploring the relationship of these remains to claims made about...

    To Be Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Bhakti and Embodiment

    Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti

    By Barbara A. Holdrege

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    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...

    To Be Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    2nd Edition

    By Peter J. Ling

    Series: Routledge Historical Biographies

    Peter Ling’s acclaimed biography of Martin Luther King Jr provides a thorough re-examination of both the man and the Civil Rights Movement, showing how King grew into his leadership role and kept his faith as the challenges facing the movement strengthened after 1965. Ling combines a detailed...

    To Be Published March 11th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Henry VIII

    2nd Edition

    By Lucy Wooding

    Series: Routledge Historical Biographies

    This new edition of Lucy Wooding’s Henry VIII is fully revised and updated to provide an insightful and original portrait of one of England’s most unforgettable monarchs and the many paradoxes of his character and reign. Henry was a Renaissance prince whose Court dazzled with artistic display, yet...

    To Be Published March 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Crusades and Memory

    Rethinking Past and Present

    Edited by Megan Cassidy-Welch, Anne E. Lester

    Crusading was a religious movement involving papal authorization, the incentive of remission of sins, pious motivation on behalf of the individual, and the justification of holy war. Much recent historiography in this area has focused on resolving the questions of what a crusade was, and why people...

    To Be Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Greek Oracles (Routledge Revivals)

    By H. W. Parke

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    H.W. Parke’s Greek Oracles, first published in 1967, presents an illuminating introduction to a fascinating and often under-acknowledged aspect of the ancient world: its religion. The Homeric epics have sometimes been regarded as the scriptures of antiquity. But to the Greeks who sought guidance...

    To Be Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Sibyls and Sibylline Prophecy in Classical Antiquity (Routledge Revivals)

    By H. W. Parke

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Sibyls and Sibylline Prophecy in Classical Antiquity, first published in 1988, is an authoritative account of a subject rarely treated in recent decades and difficult to access for non-specialists. A considerable number of books of prophecies went under the generic title of Sibylline Oracles,...

    To Be Published April 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Foundations of Christianity (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study in Christian Origins

    By Karl Kautsky

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1925, Karl Kautsky presents a Marxist history of Christianity and Christian society. Divided into four key sections, the book begins by considering the personality of Jesus as portrayed within Pagan and Christian sources and highlighting the Church’s difficulty in presenting a...

    To Be Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Studies in Kurdish History

    Empire, Ethnicity and Identity

    Edited by Djene Rhys Bajalan, Sara Zandi Karimi

    Recent events in the Middle East have propelled the once marginalized Kurdish community to the centre of regional and, indeed, world affairs. The growing significance of the Kurds in the politics of the Middle East has led to greater interest amongst both academics and policy makers regarding the...

    To Be Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

Recently Published Books

  1. Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa
    Edited by Elias Bongmba
    Published January 15th 2015
  2. The Selected Works of Marc Bloch
    By Marc Bloch
    Published January 9th 2015
  3. The Occult World
    Edited by Christopher Partridge
    Published December 18th 2014
  4. Atlas of Islamic History
    By Peter Sluglett, Andrew Currie
    Published November 25th 2014
  5. Brigham Young: Sovereign in America
    By David Vaughn Mason
    Published November 24th 2014

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