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Feud, Violence and Practice: Essays in Medieval Studies in Honor of Stephen D. White

by Belle S. Tuten & Tracey L. Billado

This collection presents an innovative series of essays about the medieval culture of feud and violence. Featuring both prominent senior and younger scholars from the United States and Europe, the contributions...


The Co-operative Movement and Communities in Britain, 1914-1960: Minding Their Own Business

by Nicole Robertson

The co-operative movement has played a notable role in the retail, wholesale, productive, political, educational and cultural life of Britain. This book provides the first major national study of the growth...


Secularisation in the Christian World

by Callum G. Brown & Michael Snape

Secularisation in the Christian World brings together leading scholars in the social history of religion and the sociology of religion to explore what we know about the decline of organised Christianity in Britain,...


Theological Interpretation of Culture in Post-Communist Context: Central and East European Search for Roots

by Ivana Noble

Twenty years after the fall of communism in Central and East Europe is an ocassion to reevaluate the cultural and theological contribution from that region to the secularisation - post-secularisation debate....


Reforming the Scottish Parish: The Reformation in Fife, 1560-1640

by John McCallum

Whilst the Protestant Reformation of 1560 is acknowledged as being a watershed moment in Scottish history, relatively little is known about the actual process of establishing a reformed church in the parishes...


Enlightened Reform in Southern Europe and its Atlantic Colonies, c. 1750-1830

by Gabriel Paquette

This volume broadens and reinvigorates the debate about the connections which link enlightenment thought and government reform in the eighteenth century. In order to complement, expand and rejuvenate the debate...


State and Financial Systems in Europe and the USA: Historical Perspectives on Regulation and Supervision in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Stefano Battilossi & Jaime Reis

During the twentieth century the financial sector became possibly the most regulated area of the economy in many advanced and developing countries. The essays in this collection shed light on different aspects...


Pauper Capital: London and the Poor Law, 1790-1870

by David R. Green

This work provides the first detailed study of the poor law in London during the period leading up to and after the implementation of the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. Drawing on a wide range of primary and...


Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance

by Paul Richard Blum

The Philosophy of Religion is one result of the Early Modern Reformation movements, as competing theologies purported truth claims which were equal in strength and different in contents. Renaissance thought,...


The Problem of Hell: A Philosophical Anthology

by Joel Buenting

How can a perfectly good God justifiably damn anyone to hell? This is one version of the problem of hell. The problem of hell has become one of the most widely discussed topics in contemporary philosophy of...


Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece: The Role of Religion in Culture, Ethnicity and Politics

by Victor Roudometof & Vasilios N. Makrides

One of the predominantly Orthodox countries that has never experienced communism is Greece, a country uniquely situated to offer insights about contemporary trends and developments in Orthodox Christianity....


Narratives of the Religious Self in Early-Modern Scotland

by David George Mullan

Drawing on a rich, yet untapped source of Scottish autobiographical writing, this book provides a fascinating insight into the nature and extent of early-modern religious narratives. Over 80 such personal documents,...


The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers, 1650-2000

by Lex Heerma van Voss & Els Hiemstra-Kuperus

This collection offers the first systematic global and comparative history of textile workers over the course of 350 years. This period covers the major changes in wool and cotton production, and the global...


Master and Servant Law: Chartists, Trade Unions, Radical Lawyers and the Magistracy in England, 1840-1865

by Christopher Frank

Drawing on historical narratives that are frequently examined in isolation, this book examines the tactics, rhetoric and consequences of a sustained legal and political campaign by English and Welsh trade unions,...


Diversity and Difference in Early Modern London

by Jacob Selwood

Diversity and Difference in Early Modern London investigates multiculturalism in London during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as well as developing notions of Englishness. Rather than relying upon...


Dalit Theology and Dalit Liberation: Problems, Paradigms and Possibilities

by Peniel Rajkumar

In fulfilling the long-awaited need for a constructive and critical rethinking of Dalit theology this book offers and explores the synoptic healing stories as a relevant biblical paradigm for Dalit theology...


Vengeance in the Middle Ages: Emotion, Religion and Feud

by Susanna A. Throop & Paul R. Hyams

Incorporating tools borrowed from anthropology, the study of emotion, and modern social and literary theories, these studies balance the traditional literature available on medieval feuding with an exploration...


War, the State and International Law in Seventeenth-Century Europe

by Olaf Asbach & Peter Schröder

Exploring the history and theories of political thought of international relations in the seventeenth century, this volume addresses one of the great paradoxes of post-medieval Europe: why instead of bringing...


Indigenous Symbols and Practices in the Catholic Church: Visual Culture, Missionization and Appropriation

by Kathleen J. Martin

Through photographs and visual studies, interviews and data analysis, personal narratives and stories, this book explores the experiences of Indigenous Peoples whose lives have been impacted by multiple forces-Christian...


Space, Time, and Presence in the Icon: Seeing the World with the Eyes of God

by Clemena Antonova & with a preface by Martin Kemp

This book contributes to the re-emerging field of "theology through the arts" by proposing a way of approaching one of the most challenging theological concepts - divine timelessness - through the principle...