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  • Religious Conversionby Ira Katznelson; Miri Rubin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This collection ranges far and wide - from early Christian pilgrims to fifteenth-century Ethiopia; from the Islamisation of the eastern Mediterranean to Reformation Germany - to investigate the multiple causes and characteristics of religious conversion. By probing continuities and fissures, particularly in the Jewish, Muslim and Christian experiences,... more...

  • Religion and Women in Britain, c. 1660–1760by Sarah Apetrei; Hannah Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The essays contained in this volume examine the particular religious experiences of women within a remarkably vibrant and formative era in British religious history. Scholars from the disciplines of history, literary studies and theology assess women's contributions to renewal, change, and reform; and consider the ways in which women negotiated... more...

  • Art, Literature and Religion in Early Modern Sussexby Matthew Dimmock; Andrew Hadfield; Paul Quinn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Essays in this volume offer interdisciplinary studies of a county that was at the forefront of religious, political and artistic developments in early-modern England. Ranging from the schism of Reformation to the outbreak of Civil War, the volume brings together scholars from the fields of art history, religious and intellectual history and English... more...

  • God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendishby Brandie R. Siegfried; Lisa T. Sarasohn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Only recently have scholars begun to note Cavendish’s references to ‘God,’ ‘spirits,’ and the ‘rational soul,’ and little has been published in this regard. This volume addresses that scarcity by taking up the theological threads woven into Cavendish’s ideas about Nature, matter, magic, governance, and social... more...

  • Coping with Crisisby Daniel R. Curtis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    All pre-industrial societies had to face certain challenges: earthquakes, plague, warfare, soil erosion and subsistence crises. However, while some settlements were stable over the long term, other settlements proved more vulnerable to crisis. This book has been stimulated by the hypotheses put forward by a recent ‘disaster studies’ literature,... more...

  • Post-War French Popular Musicby Adeline Cordier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens and Léo Ferré are three emblematic figures of post-war French popular music who have been constantly associated with each other by the public and the media. They have been described as the epitome of chanson, and of 'Frenchness'. But there is more to the trio than a musical trinity: this new study examines... more...

  • Suzanne Noëlby Paula J. Martin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Working at the forefront of cosmetic surgery at the turn of the twentieth century, Dr Suzanne Noël was both a pioneer in her medical field and a firm believer in the advancement of women. Today her views on the benefits of aesthetic surgery to women may seem at odds with her feminist principles, but by placing Noël in the context of turn-of-the-century... more...

  • Four Four Jewby Joanne Rosenthal

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Four Four Jew is a major exhibition by Jewish Museum London exploring the story of football and Jews in Britain from the turn of the century to the present day. It brings together previously unseen material from private and public collections across the UK to tell the story of the clubs, the players, the Chairmen, the fans, and the ?religion?... more...

  • Civil Warby Peter Ackroyd

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 17.62

    The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial six-part History of England, taking readers from the accession of the first Stuart king, James I, to the overthrow of his grandson, James II more...

  • Twistby Pure Grass Films Limited Grass

    Orion Publishing Group 2014; US$ 10.99

    Eighteen-year-old Twist, one of the most daring street artists in London, doesn't have much. No money, no home and no family. When he finds himself on the run from the police, Twist knows he's about to lose the one thing he has left - his freedom. That's when he's saved by the mysterious Dodge who introduces him to charismatic art 'collector' Cornelius... more...