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Christopher Flood, University of Surrey; Stephen Hutchings, University of Manchester; Galina Miazhevich, Christ Church, University of Oxford; Henri Nickels, European Union Fundamental Rights Agency
At a time of tension between some Muslim and non-Muslim countries, accompanied by frictions between Muslim and non-Muslim majorities or minorities within states, this collection centres on the often distorted perceptions underlying public debates over collective identities and cultures.
Edited, with an introduction, by Guy G. Stroumsa
The long and rich correspondence between the two leading historians of religions Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) and Morton Smith (1915-1991) provides important insights on their world and approach. In particular, it sheds new light upon Smith's discovery of Clement of Alexandria's letter on the ...
Edited by Sarah E. McFarland and Ryan Hediger
This collection examines the question of nonhuman animal agency by shifting emphasis from the human perspective toward that of other animals, exploring modes of animal resistance to human behaviors, and considering the ways the presence of animals refracts human notions like agency and species.
Jan N. Bremmer
This book greatly enhances our knowledge of the interrelationship of Greek religion & culture and the Ancient Near East by offering important analyses of Greek myths, divinities and terms like ‘magic’ and 'paradise', but also of the Greek contribution to the Christian notion of atonement.
A study of the religious thought and practice of Muslims of all social echelons in Syria during the crusades and the anti-Frankish jihad, this book offers an intimate and complex analysis of the texture of medieval Islamic piety.
by Terry Caesar
Speaking of Animals is a series of personal essays about such subjects as dogs in Brazil , big game in Kenya, novels about lost dogs and movies about grizzly bears. What difference does it make that none of these animals can speak?
Edited by Wilferd Madelung and Sabine Schmidtke
The Mu‘tazila was a rationalist school of Islamic theology and one of the important streams of Islamic thought. Its beginnings were in the eighth century and its “classic” period of development was from the latter part of the ninth century until the middle of the eleventh. During these four ...
Edited by Johann P. Arnason, S. N. Eisenstadt, and Björn Wittrock
A collection of essays by social theorists, historical sociologists and area specialists in classical, biblical and Asian studies. The contributions deal with cultural transformations in major civilizational centres during the “Axial Age”, the middle centuries of the last millennium BCE, and ...
Edited by Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony and Aryeh Kofsky
This valuable collection of thirteen studies provides an overview of recent research on central issues concerning the history of late antique Gaza. Several essays address various aspects of the continuity of pagan culture in Christian Gaza, festivals, spectacles, and the classical legacy of the ...
Edited by Margalit Finkelberg and Guy G. Stroumsa
An international team of experts discusses the processes of canon-formation in the ancient world, addressing such issues as canon and the articulation of identity; the hermeneutical attitude toward canonical texts; textual fixity and openness; oral and written canons; methods of transmission, ...
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