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- Oldcastle Books 2008; US$ 11.99
Fragments of the rich and complex mythology of the ancient Celts of pre-Roman Europe were preserved in the monasteries of early Christian Ireland and in stories first written down in medieval Wales. The exploits of C˙lchulainn and Fionn mac Cumhaill and of Deirdre and Rhiannon have their roots in the Iron Age and have come down to us from the tales... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
Presenting an overview of an emerging field in the study of contemporary religion, this book explores religion as both shaped by consumer culture and as shaping consumer culture. Following an introduction which critically analyses studies on consumer culture and integrates scholarship in the sociology of religion, this book explores religion, neoliberalism... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95
This book explores British media coverage and representation of religion and contemporary secular values and is set in the context of wider debates about the sociology of religion and media representation. The authors consider the media portrayal of Christianity and public life, Islam and religious diversity, atheism and secularism, and popular beliefs... more...
- IOS Press 2007; US$ 150.00
It has long been a common place of Balkan Studies and historical writing about the Balkans to state that religion is often a major factor in conflicts. This publication illuminates the background to this complex religious culture in Albania and also touches upon subjects of importance in relevant neighboring nations (Greece and Montenegro). more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 141.00
Addressing discourses of perfect knowledge in Western culture between 1200 and 1800, this book integrates the study of Western esotericism in a larger analytical framework of European history of religion. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 145.00
This book offers rare insights into the cultural traditions that have shaped the Balkan region - from pagan times, through folk culture, the medieval Christian churches, the encounter between Christianity and Islam, up to the religious and national mythologies that have proved so destructive in the present day. With the Balkans a central focus of European... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 115.00
Based on research in the Inquisitorial archives, the book recounts the story of a peasant fertility cult centred on the benandanti. These men and women regarded themselves as professional anti-witches, who (in dream-like states) apparently fought ritual battles against witches and wizards, to protect their villages and harvests. If they won, the harvest... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2011; US$ 125.00
The challenges of cultural and religious diversity that face European and American societies today are not a new phenomenon. People in the Middle Ages lived in pluralistic societies, and they found highly interesting ways of dealing with religious and cultural diversity. While religious and political authorities commanded people to stick to their kind,... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 18.94
This exciting book sheds new light on the Grail stories and the arrival of Christianity to Somerset. It illustrates important links between Glastonbury and the Celtic settlement of Old Lammana in Cornwall; and examines old tales of an object of great importance - known as 'the Sovran cloth' - secretly hidden in both places. The author reveals that... more...