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Forthcoming Religious History Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 March 24th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 24th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge History of Medieval Christianity

    1050-1500

    Edited by R. N. Swanson

    Series: Routledge Histories

    The Routledge History of Medieval Christianity explores the role of Christianity in European society from the middle of the eleventh-century until the dawning of the Reformation. Arranged in four thematic sections and comprising 23 originally commissioned chapters plus introductory overviews to...

    To Be Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 21st 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 21st 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Glorious Deeds of Purna

    A Translation and Study of the Purnavadana

    By Joel Tatelman

    By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre....

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge