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Major Works: Forthcoming Religion in Context

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

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.

Forthcoming Books

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  1. Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Helen Farley

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    The field encompassed by ‘Religion, the Occult, and the Paranormal’ is both fascinating and frustrating. The fascination stems from the contested nature of the content, and the multi-disciplinary nature of the existing scholarly literature. The frustration stems chiefly from the misunderstood and...

    To Be Published July 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Maqa´ma´t of Badi´' al-Zama´n al-Hamadha´ni´

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    The triple aim of Hamadhání in this work, first translated into English in 1915, appears to have been to amuse, to interest and to instruct; and this explains why, in spite of the inherent difficulty of a work of this kind composed primarily with a view to the rhetorical effect upon the learned and...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Avicenna

    His Life and Works

    By Soheil M. Afnan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    This book, first published in 1958, examines the life and works of Avicenna, one of the most provocative figures in the history of thought in the East. It shows him in the right historical perspective, as the product of the impact of Greek thought on Islamic teachings against the background of the...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Muslim Contribution to Mathematics

    By Ali Abdullah Al-Daffa'

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    This book, first published in 1977, discusses the Muslim contribution to mathematics during the golden age of Muslim learning from the seventh to the thirteenth century. It was during this period that Muslim culture exerted powerful economic, political and religious influence over a large part of...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The 'Metaphysica' of Avicenna (ibn Si¯na¯)

    A critical translation-commentary and analysis of the fundamental arguments in Avicenna's 'Metaphysica' in the 'Da¯nish Na¯ma-i 'ala¯'i¯' ('The Book of Scientific Knowledge')

    By Parviz Morewedge

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    In this book, first published in 1973, Professor Parviz Morewedge, an expert on Islamic philosophy and mysticism, provides a critical exposition of one text of ibn Sina (Avicenna), the great Persian philosopher who lived from 980 to 1037. The text is his Metaphysica in the Danish Nama-I ‘ala’I (The...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

    By Dominique Urvoy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    The twelfth-century philosopher Ibn Rushd, also known as Averroes, played a crucial role in the transmission of classical philosophy to Islam, and his work had a profound influence on western scholasticism and on aspects of Renaissance thought. This book, first published in 1991, sets out the main...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Ibn Khaldu^n's Philosophy of History

    A Study in the Philosophic Foundation of the Science of Culture

    By Muhsin Mahdi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

    This book, first published in 1957, is the study of 14th-century Arab historian Ibn Khaldun, who founded a special science to consider history and culture, based on the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle and their Muslim followers. In no other field has the revolt of modern Western thought against...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Reception and Response

    Hearer Creativity and the Analysis of Spoken and Written Texts

    Edited by Graham McGregor, R. S. White

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

    Originally published in 1990. Each of the 12 chapters in this book build upon an approach to the analysis of spoken and written texts that is centred upon the recipient rather than the producer, for the abilities of listeners and readers deserve much attention. This book should be of interest to...

    To Be Published November 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Religion, Sexuality, and Spirituality

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Jason H. Prior

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    The field encompassed by this collection on ‘Religion, Sexuality, and Spirituality’ is a vast and controversial one. It encompasses both normative and non-normative sexual identities and behaviours in the so-called ‘world religions’ (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism) and also...

    To Be Published December 15th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Muslim-Christian Encounters

    Edited by Mona Siddiqui

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    To Be Published May 15th 2016 by Routledge

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