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Forthcoming Books

  1. Constantine (Routledge Revivals)

    By Ramsay MacMullen

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This study, first published in 1969, presents an astute and authoritative depiction of the cultural, religious and secular developments which shook the Roman world in the late 3rd and early 4th centuries AD, much of it under the auspices of the Emperor, Constantine the Great. Constantine was at...

    To Be Published May 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Buddha and His Religion (Routledge Revivals)

    By J. Barthélemy Saint-Hilaire

    First published in 1914, this is a fascinating investigation of the origins of Buddhism, drawing on a wealth of evidence relating to the life and teachings of the Buddha. First considering how the study of the Buddhist doctrine can be used to critique religious systems such as Christianity,...

    To Be Published May 4th 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 May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Adults and Children in the Roman Empire (Routledge Revivals)

    By Thomas Wiedemann

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    There is little evidence to enable us to reconstruct what it felt like to be a child in the Roman world. We do, however, have ample evidence about the feelings and expectations that adults had for children over the centuries between the end of the Roman republic and late antiquity. Thomas Wiedemann...

    To Be Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Religious Identity and Social Change

    Explaining Christian conversion in a Muslim world

    By David Radford

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Religious Identity and Social Change offers a macro and micro analysis of the dynamics of rapid social and religious change occurring within the Muslim world. Drawing on rich ethnographic and quantitative research in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, David Radford provides rich theoretical insight...

    To Be Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Medieval Persia 1040-1797

    2nd Edition

    By David Morgan

    Medieval Persia 1040-1797 charts the remarkable history of Persia from its conquest by the Muslim Arabs in the seventh century AD to the modern period at the end of the eighteenth century, when the impact of the west became pervasive. David Morgan argues that understanding this complex period of...

    To Be Published July 16th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa

    Edited by Elias Bongmba

    Series: Routledge Religion Companions

    First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    To Be Published August 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Consul of God (Routledge Revivals)

    The Life and Times of Gregory the Great

    By Jeffrey Richards

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Gregory the Great, whose reign spanned the years between 590 and 604 A.D., was one of the most remarkable figures of the early medieval Papacy. Aristocrat, administrator, teacher and scholar, he ascended the throne of St Peter at a time of acute crisis for the Roman Church. Consul of God, first...

    To Be Published September 28th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Popes and the Papacy in the Early Middle Ages (Routledge Revivals)

    476-752

    By Jeffrey Richards

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    There has been a tendency to the view the history of the early medieval papacy predominantly in ideological terms, which has resulted in the over-exaggeration of the idea of the papal monarchy. In this study, first published in 1979, Jeffrey Richards questions this view, arguing that whilst the...

    To Be Published September 28th 2015 by Routledge