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Major Works: Religious History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 28 new and published major works in the subject of Religious History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. A History of Atheism in Britain

    From Hobbes to Russell

    By David Berman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    Probably no doctrine has excited as much horror and abuse as atheism. This first history of British atheism, first published in 1987, tries to explain this reaction while exhibiting the development of atheism from Hobbes to Russell. Although avowed atheism appeared surprisingly late – 1782 in...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Women and Belief, 1852–1928

    Edited by Jessica Cox, Mark Llewellyn, Nadine Muller

    Series: History of Feminism

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse Over recent years, research into religious belief during the Victorian period and the early twentieth century has grown in diversity and importance. The centrality of faith-based discourses to women of the period has long been recognized by scholars in...

    Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Godly Zeal and Furious Rage (RLE Witchcraft)

    The Witch in Early Modern Europe

    By Geoffrey Robert Quaife

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

    Though it is clearly an exceptionally important part of popular culture, witchcraft has generated a variety of often contradictory interpretations, starting from widely differing premises about the nature of witchcraft, its social role and the importance of higher theology as well as more popular...

    Published June 24th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Four Centuries of Witch Beliefs (RLE Witchcraft)

    By R. T. Davies

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

    Originally published in 1947, it is the essential purpose of this book to investigate attitudes of leading Elizabethan and Stuart statesmen, ask whether witchcraft was of any importance in seventeenth-century English history, or even influenced the Great Rebellion. The reader is placed in...

    Published June 24th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Witches (RLE Witchcraft)

    Investigating An Ancient Religion

    By T C Lethbridge

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

    Clues to T.C. Lethbridge’s books lie in their subtitles. Witches: Investigating an Ancient Religion is no exception. In his study of the old pagan gods of Britain, Lethbridge believed that witch cults had their roots in prehistory and eventually became a religion of the suppressed...

    Published June 24th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Witch Hunting and Witch Trials (RLE Witchcraft)

    The Indictments for Witchcraft from the Records of the 1373 Assizes Held from the Home Court 1559-1736 AD

    By C L'Estrange Ewen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

    Originally published in 1929, the author presents a formidable collection of facts, brought together in a scholarly manner. This is an examination of the general history of witchcraft, its changing laws and legal procedures, as well as methods of interrogation and punishment. This book must be...

    Published June 24th 2011 by Routledge

  8. European Witch Trials (RLE Witchcraft)

    Their Foundations in Popular and Learned Culture, 1300-1500

    By Richard Kieckhefer

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

    In popular tradition witches were either practitioners of magic or people who were objectionable in some way, but for early European courts witches were heretics and worshippers of the Devil. This study concentrates on the period between 1300 and 1500 when ideas about witchcraft were being formed...

    Published June 24th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

    Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft re-issues eight volumes originally published between 1929 and 1977 and sheds fascinating light on the history, anthropological, religious and mythological contexts of witchcraft in the UK and Europe, including several volumes which focus specifically on the...

    Published June 24th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Library Editions: Islam 48 vols

    By Various

    This is a multi-volume collection by leading authors in Islamic Studies. The volumes were originally published between 1867 and 1987. The collection reprints texts carefully selected on the basis of their influence and prestige, written by pre-eminent scholars of Islamic history, philosophy and...

    Published December 6th 2007 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Archeology of the New Testament: The Mediterranean World of the Early Christian Apostles
    By Jack Finegan
    To Be Published October 19th 2014
  2. Archaeology in the Holy Land
    By Kathleen M. Kenyon
    To Be Published October 19th 2014

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