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  • The Crusadesby Thomas Asbridge

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge?a renowned historian who writes with ?maximum vividness? (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker )?covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this  big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods... more...

  • The French Wars of Religion, 1562?1629by Mack P. Holt

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    This is the 2005 second edition of a comprehensive study of the French wars of religion. more...

  • Connected Placesby Anne Feldhaus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 40.00

    This book examines the words and actions of people who live in regions in the state of Maharashtra in Western India to illustrate the idea that regions are not only created by humans, but given meaning through religious practices. By exploring the people living in the area of Maharashtra, Feldhaus draws some very interesting conclusions about how people... more...

  • Judasby Peter Stanford

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    In this fascinating historical and cultural biography, writer and broadcaster Peter Stanford deconstructs that most vilified of Bible characters: Judas Iscariot, who famously betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Beginning with the gospel accounts, Peter explores two thousand years of cultural and theological history to investigate how the very name Judas came... more...

  • The Shakersby Lesley Herzberg

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    Leaving Manchester, England, in 1774 to avoid religious persecution, the Shakers crossed the Atlantic and during the next 50 years established 19 villages in the United States from Maine to Kentucky.  Guided by the principles of utility, honesty, and order, the ultimate goal of the Shakers was to create a heaven on earth in both their worship and... more...

  • New Light on Manichaeismby Jason BeDuhn

    BRILL 2009; US$ 151.00

    Offers discoveries and insights into the Manichaean religion throughout its more than one thousand year history, ranging from glimpses into the life and thought of Mani himself, to developments in doctrine and practice in the religion's North African, Iranian, Central Asian, and Chinese settings. more...

  • Catholic Pentecostalism and the Paradoxes of Africanizationby Ludovic Lado

    BRILL 2009; US$ 130.00

    The anthropological literature on religious innovation and resistance in African Christianity has tended to focus almost exclusively on what have come to be known as African Independent Churches. This book explores the dialectics between 'Pentecostalization' and 'Africanization' within contemporary African Catholicism. more...

  • Greek Sacred Lawby E. Lupu

    BRILL 2009; US$ 226.00

    A guide to the corpus of Greek sacred law and its contents. It also contains inscriptions published since the late 1960s from all around the Greek world excluding Cos and Asia Minor (checklists for these are appended). It is suitable for scholars of Greek religion, historians, and epigraphists. more...

  • Pentadic Redaction in the Manichaean Kephalaiaby Timothy Pettipiece

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    This study identifies a significant redactional tendency whereby the compilers of the "Kephalaia" sought to clarify ambiguities in a oecanonicala Manichaean tradition by means of five-part numerical series, thereby challenging the conventional wisdom of Manichaean scholarship about the consistency of Manichaean doctrine. more...

  • Valentinian Ethics and Paraenetic Discourseby Philip Tite

    BRILL 2009; US$ 179.00

    Offering a fresh assessment of the presence and function of paraenesis within Valentinianism, this book places Valentinian moral exhortation within the context of early Christian moral discourse. Like other Christians, Valentinians were not only interested in ethics, but used moral exhortation to discursively shape social identity. more...