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  1. New Perspectives on the Qur'an

    The Qur'an in its Historical Context 2

    Edited by Gabriel Said Reynolds

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    This book continues the work of The Qur’an in its Historical Context, in which an international group of scholars address an expanded range of topics on the Qur’an and its origins, looking beyond medieval Islamic traditions to present the Qur’an’s own conversation with the religions and literatures...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. A History of Early Al-Andalus

    The Akhbar Majmu'a

    By David James

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The Akhbar majmu‘a, or 'Collected Accounts', deal with the Muslim conquest of the Iberian peninsula in 711 and subsequent events in al-Andalus, down to and including the reign of ‘Abd al-Rahman III (912-961), founder of the Umayyad caliphate of al-Andalus . No Arabic text dealing with the early...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sufism and Society

    Arrangements of the Mystical in the Muslim World, 1200–1800

    Edited by John Curry, Erik Ohlander

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    In recent years, many historians of Islamic mysticism have been grappling in sophisticated ways with the difficulties of essentialism. Reconceptualising the study of Islamic mysticism during an under-researched period of its history, this book examines the relationship between Sufism and society in...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The First European Description of Japan, 1585

    A Critical English-Language Edition of Striking Contrasts in the Customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois, S.J.

    By Luis Frois SJ

    Edited by Daniel T. Reff, Richard Danford

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    In 1585, at the height of Jesuit missionary activity in Japan, which was begun by Francis Xavier in 1549, Luis Frois, a long-time missionary in Japan, drafted the earliest systematic comparison of Western and Japanese cultures. This book constitutes the first critical English-language edition of...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Magic and Witchcraft

    Edited by Michael Bailey

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    Magic and witchcraft have been important components of almost every human culture throughout history, and continue to be so in the present day, both globally and in the West. These topics have attracted an enormous amount of scholarship, but publications are often scattered, and scholars working in...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Writings of Henry Barrow, 1587-1590

    By Henry Barrow

    Henry Barrow and John Greenwood are the fathers of Elizabethan Separatism. Unlike Robert Browne, they refused to compromise their beliefs or conform to Anglicanism and as a consequence they died in 1593 - as martyrs for their steadfast adherence to the principles of English Congregationalism....

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Cartwrightiana

    By T Cartwright

    Thomas Cartwright was the leader of the Elizabethan Puritans and his intellectual pre-eminence was widely acknowledged. Standard-bearer of the Prebytero-Puritans against Whitgift, he was held to have vanquished his powerful adversary by the publication of his Rest of the Second Replie (1557)...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Writings of John Greenwood and Henry Barrow 1591-1593

    By John Greenwood

    Volumes five and six contain c. 25 pieces of manuscript material, or rare tracts many of which have been available for the first time....

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Rebellion of Absalom

    By Keith Bodner

    With extraordinary range and literary energy, the story of Absalom’s rebellion in 2 Samuel ranks as the most elaborate and extensively narrated internal political event in the Hebrew Bible, complete with a host of scandalous and sordid events: illicit sex, murder, cover-up, petty crime, to name a...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge