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Forthcoming Religious History Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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 June 17th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa

    Edited by Elias Kifon 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

  6. Medieval Islamic Historiography

    Remembering Rebellion

    By Heather N. Keaney

    Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

    This book is a comparative analysis of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the revolt against him. By comparing treatments of Uthman in pietistic literature and universal chronicles, the work traces the gradual silencing of more critical accounts in favor of...

    To Be Published September 15th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. The Early Abbasid Caliphate

    A Political History

    By Hugh Kennedy

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The early Abbasid Caliphate was an important period for Islam. The dynasty, based in Baghdad, ruled over a vast Empire, stretching from the Indus Valley and Southern Russia to the East to Tunisia in the West; and presided over an age of brilliant cultural achievements. This study, first published...

    To Be Published September 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Sojourner Truth

    Prophet of Social Justice

    By Isabelle Kinnard Richman

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Although Sojourner Truth was born into bondage and cruel oppression, in liberation, she emerged as a leader in the most radical causes of her era. She travelled the country, an outspoken and riveting presence in the struggles for the abolition of slavery and women’s suffrage. While her role in...

    To Be Published October 1st 2015 by Routledge