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  • Material Culture and Asian Religionsby Benjamin Fleming; Richard Mann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Traditionally, research on the history of Asian religions has been marked by a bias for literary evidence, privileging canonical texts penned in ?classical? languages. Not only has a focus on literary evidence shaped the dominant narratives about the religious histories of Asia, in both scholarship and popular culture, but it has contributed to the... more...

  • Geschlechtsmoral und Gleichgeschlechtlichkeit im Zoroastrismusby Götz König

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 92.74

    Innerhalb der für den gesamten Zoroastrismus konstitutiven Polarität von Ordnung/Wahrheit und Trug besetzt die Sexualität eine durchaus labile Position. Genötigt, mit der ethischen Reformulierung jener ursprünglich kosmologisch-ritualistischen Begriffe eine Sexualmoral auszubilden, scheint die Sexualität unter deren Ansprüchen die Vielzahl ihrer Aspekte... more...

  • Inventing and Reinventing the Goddessby Sree Padma; Brenda Beck; Perundevi Srinivasan; Tracy Pintchman; Sasikumar Balasundaram; Vasudha Narayanan; Sree Padma; Neelima Shukla-Bhatt; R. Mahalakshmi; Caleb Simmons; Priya Kapoor

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    The volume investigates two related processes: First, it underscores the manner in which the religious cultures of goddesses are reflexes of larger social processes occurring historically in local contexts. Second, it illustrates transformations in how these same goddesses are understood when they migrate from indigenous social and cultural contexts... more...

  • Mahaviraby Manoj Jain; Demi

    World Wisdom, Inc 2014; US$ 9.99

    Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence tells the remarkable story of Mahavira, a young prince who renounces his wealth and power to become a wandering monk. Mahavira imagined a world where no one gets hurt, a world where no one is teased or bullied, a world where there is no fear or anger. Today more than 2500 years later, over 10 million Jains follow... more...

  • Visualized Textsby Jörg Gengnagel

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 49.21

    The study of the history of South Asian cartography has long been interpreted based on Western cartographic traditions. Maps of the South Asian subcontinent were assumed to be produced by foreigners ? not by South Asians themselves. Maps actually produced in South Asia were neglected as a category in their own right. The present study focuses on the... more...

  • Die Religionen des alten Orientsby Daniel Snell; Cornelius Hartz

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 77.84

    Daniel C. Snell erzählt die Geschichte des religiösen Lebens im Nahen Osten von den Anfängen der Landwirtschaft bis zur Invasion Alexanders des Großen 300 v. Chr. Dabei zeichnet er die wichtigsten Entwicklungen nach, die sich im Alltag und den religiösen Vorstellungen der Menschen in Mesopotamien, Ägypten, Israel und im Iran vollzogen haben. Er beleuchtet... more...

  • Hinduismby Klaus K. Klostermaier

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 23.99

    An informative study of Hindu history that moves swiftly but thoroughly through the ages, from the early emergence of the Vedic tradition, to developments in twentieth-century Hinduism. more...

  • A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduismby Klaus K. Klostermaier

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.99

    With entries on everything from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this is an invaluable reference book. more...

  • A World United or a World Exploited?by Peter Price

    ATF Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    The processes of globalisation are reshaping our world dramatically and rapidly. The great issues of our day emphasise that we are all in this together: startling inequalities, pressures on the environment, continuing hunger and poverty, climate change, economic integration, mass migrations, instant communications and recurring armed conflicts.How... more...

  • Hinduismby Klaus K. Klostermaier

    Oneworld Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    In this clear and accessible introduction to Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier offers a unique overview of a tradition that spans thousands of years. Explaining the origins, beliefs, scriptures and philosophies of this ancient religion, Klostermaier succeeds in capturing the rich diversity of rituals and gods that comprise Hinduism, whilst keeping the... more...