The Reformation World

Author: Andrew Pettegree

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415268592

Category: History

Page: 576

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This beautifully illustrated book is the most ambitious one-volume survey of the Reformation yet. A timely and much-needed account, it looks at every aspect of the Reformation world and considers new historical research which has led to the expansion of the subject both thematically and geographically. The strength of The Reformation Worldis its breadth and originality, with material drawn from many different countries, including archival material only recently made available to scholars in central Europe. Topics included are: * the Church before the Reformation * Luther and Germany * the Reformation outside Germany * Calvinism and the Second Reformation * the Reformation and society * arts and architecture * the printed book and visual media.

The Orthodox Christian World

Author: Augustine Casiday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136314849

Category: Religion

Page: 608

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Over the last century unprecedented numbers of Christians from traditionally Orthodox societies migrated around the world. Once seen as an ‘oriental’ or ‘eastern’ phenomenon, Orthodox Christianity is now much more widely dispersed, and in many parts of the modern world one need not go far to find an Orthodox community at worship. This collection offers a compelling overview of the Orthodox world, covering the main regional traditions of Orthodox Christianity and the ways in which they have become global. The contributors are drawn from the Orthodox community worldwide and explore a rich selection of key figures and themes. The book provides an innovative and illuminating approach to the subject, ideal for students and scholars alike.

The Elizabethan World

Author: Susan Doran,Norman Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317565789

Category: History

Page: 736

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This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history. Featuring contributions from thirty-eight international scholars, the book takes a thematic approach to a period which saw the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the explorations of Francis Drake and Walter Ralegh, the establishment of the Protestant Church, the flourishing of commercial theatre and the works of Edmund Spencer, Philip Sidney and William Shakespeare. Encompassing social, political, cultural, religious and economic history, and crossing several disciplines, The Elizabethan World depicts a time of transformation, and a world order in transition. Topics covered include central and local government; political ideas; censorship and propaganda; parliament, the Protestant Church, the Catholic community; social hierarchies; women; the family and household; popular culture, commerce and consumption; urban and rural economies; theatre; art; architecture; intellectual developments ; exploration and imperialism; Ireland, and the Elizabethan wars. The volume conveys a vivid picture of how politics, religion, popular culture, the world of work and social practices fit together in an exciting world of change, and will be invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the Elizabethan period.

The Gothic World

Author: Glennis Byron,Dale Townshend

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135053065

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 538

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The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general introduction, the five sections look at: Gothic Histories Gothic Spaces Gothic Readers and Writers Gothic Spectacle Contemporary Impulses. The Gothic World seeks to account for the Gothic as a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional force, as a style, an aesthetic experience and a mode of cultural expression that traverses genres, forms, media, disciplines and national boundaries and creates, indeed, its own ‘World’.

The Reformation and the Book

Author: Jean-François Gilmont

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351883097

Category: History

Page: 516

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Although the connection between the invention of printing and the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century has long been a scholarly commonplace, there is still a great deal of evidence about the relationship to be presented and analysed. This collection of authoritative reviews by distinguished historians deals with the role of the book in the spread of the Reformation all over the continent, identifying common European experiences and local peculiarities. It summarises important recent work on the topic from every major European country, introducing English-speakers to much important and previously inaccessible research.

The Renaissance World

Author: John Jeffries Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136894047

Category: History

Page: 728

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With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the history of ideas, political history, cultural history and art history, this volume, in the successful Routledge Worlds series, offers a sweeping survey of Europe in the Renaissance, from the late thirteenth to early seventeenth centuries, and shows how the Renaissance laid key foundations for many aspects of the modern world. Collating thirty-four essays from the field's leading scholars, John Jeffries Martin shows that this period of rapid and complex change resulted from a convergence of a new set of social, economic and technological forces alongside a cluster of interrelated practices including painting, sculpture, humanism and science, in which the elites engaged. Unique in its balance of emphasis on elite and popular culture, on humanism and society, and on women as well as men, The Renaissance World grapples with issues as diverse as Renaissance patronage and the development of the slave trade. Beginning with a section on the antecedents of the Renaissance world, and ending with its lasting influence, this book is an invaluable read, which students and scholars of history and the Renaissance will dip into again and again.

Monetary Reform in Theory and Practice (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Paul Einzig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136692762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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First published in 1936, this book gives the reader an insight into the tendencies and spirit of the monetary reform movement as a whole, as accomplished or proposed since the First World War. The author marks the consideration of the overall reform as being more important than specifically looking at the actual proposals and measures involved, and the views he attributes to the various monetary reform schools are therefore composite views of the various factions of those schools. As a comparatively recent convert to the idea of monetary reform, at the time of writing, the author offers a balanced view of the subject as he also has extensive experience of the ideas of the orthodox monetary system. However, he does not believe that monetary reform alone can achieve the desired end without considerable economic planning. Indeed, he suggests that the monetary reform movement he discusses desperately needs to adopt a broader perspective and thus, he suggests a compromise.

The World's Religions

Author: Peter Clarke,Friedhelm Hardy,Leslie Houlden,Stewart Sutherland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136851925

Category: Reference

Page: 995

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* Gives an account of the history, the theological basis, the practice and the current state of the study of religion and religions throughout the world * Combines a clear and non-technical style of presentation with a structure and range of contributions which reflect the richness and complexity of religion itself, of the religions of the world and the study of religions * Comprehensive index, bibliographies and suggestions for further reading `Intriguing philosophical questions are raised about the nature of religion and the qualities needed for studying it.' - Times Higher Education Supplement `Excellent book ... remarkably successful, impressive as much for the sheer scale of the undertaking as for its consistent standard of analysis. It is a fine achievement which will serve both as a very suitable textbook for students and a reliable guide to the state of scholarship in the History and Study of Religions.' - Heythrop Journal

The Egyptian World

Author: Toby A. H. Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 558

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Providing fresh perspectives on this ancient culture, a digest of current research trends in Egyptology, as well as a unique examination of the Egyptian world, this title enables students to gain a clear understanding of ancient Egyptian society.

Compendium of the World's Languages

Author: George L. Campbell,Gareth King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136258450

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1984

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This third edition of Compendium of the World’s Languages has been thoroughly revised to provide up-to-date and accurate descriptions of a wide selection of natural language systems. All cultural and historical notes as well as statistical data have been checked, updated and in many cases expanded. Presenting an even broader range of languages and language families, including new coverage of Australian aboriginal languages and expanded treatment of North American and African languages, this new edition offers a total of 342 entries over nearly 2000 pages. Key features include: Complete rewriting, systematization and regularisation of the phonology sections Provision of IPA symbol grids arranged by articulatory feature and by alphabetic resemblance to facilitate use of the new phonology sections Expansion of morphology descriptions for most major languages Provision of new illustrative text samples Addition of a glossary of technical terms and an expanded bibliography Comparative tables of the numerals 1-10 in a representative range of languages, and also grouped by family Drawing upon a wealth of recent developments and research in language typology and broadened availability of descriptive data, this new incarnation of George Campbell’s astounding Compendium brings a much-loved survey emphatically into the twenty-first century for a new generation of readers. Scholarly, comprehensive and highly accessible, Compendium of the World’s Languages remains the ideal reference for all interested linguists and professionals alike.

Religious Thought in the Reformation

Author: Bernard M. G. Reardon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317889991

Category: History

Page: 344

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Most general accounts of the reformation concentrate on its events and personalities while recent scholarship has been largely devoted to its social and economic consequences. Benard Reardon's famous book has been designed specifically to reassert the role of religion in the study of reformation history and make the theological issues and arguments that fuelled it accessible to non-specialists today.

Reformation and the Visual Arts

The Protestant Image Question in Western and Eastern Europe

Author: Sergiusz Michalski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134921020

Category: History

Page: 256

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Covering a vast geographical and chronological span, and bringing new and exciting material to light, The Reformation and the Visual Arts provides a unique overvie of religious images and iconoclasm, starting with the consequences of the Byzantine image controversy and ending with the Eastern Orthodox churches of the nineteenth century. The author argues that the image question played a large role in the divisions within European Protestantism and was intricately connected with the Eucharist controversy. He analyses the positions of the major Protestant reformers - Luther, Zwingli, Calvin and Karlstadt - on the legitimacy of religious paintings and investigates iconoclasm both as a form of religious and political protest and as a complex set of mock-revolutionary rites and denigration rituals. The book also contains new research on relations between Protestant iconoclasm and the extreme icon-worship of the Eastern Orthodox churches, and provides a brief discussion of Eastern protestantizing sects, especially in Russia.

The Routledge History of Literature in English

Britain and Ireland

Author: Ronald Carter,John McRae

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415243179

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 570

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Wide-ranging and accessible, this textbook covers the main developments in the history of British and Irish literature from AD 600 to the present day. It includes extensive accompanying language notes which explore the interrelationships between language and literature. The narrative is underpinned by quotations from poetry, prose and drama.

The Catholic Reformation

Author: Michael A. Mullett

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415189156

Category: History

Page: 258

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This book provides a comprehensive history of the Counter-Reformation in early modern Europe, It is an indispensable new survey which provides a wide-ranging overview of the religious, political and cultural history of the time.

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Politics

Author: Richard Robison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136579184

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the major themes that have defined the politics of Southeast Asia. It provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge examination of this important subject. The introductory chapter provides an overview of the theoretical and ideological themes that have dominated the study of the region's politics and presents the different ways the complex politics of the region have been understood. The contributions by leading scholars in the field cover a range of broad questions about the dynamics of politics. The Handbook analyses how the dominant political and social coalitions of the region were forged in the Cold War era, and assesses the complex processes of transition towards various forms of democratic politics. How institutions and systems of governance are being forged in an increasingly global environment is discussed and whether civil society in Southeast Asia has really evolved as an independent sphere of social and political activity. The Handbook examines how national governments are dealing with growing tensions within the region as matters such as labour, human rights and the environment spill beyond national boundaries, and how they are establishing a place in the new global framework. By engaging the Southeast Asian experience more firmly with larger debates about modern political systems, the Handbook is an essential reference tool for students and scholars of Political Science and Southeast Asian studies.

The Reformation in Eastern and Central Europe

Author: Karin Maag

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351883070

Category: History

Page: 256

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This work provides a comprehensive and multi-facetted account of the Reformation in eastern and central Europe, drawing on extensive archival research carried out by Continental and British scholars. Across a broad thematic, temporal and geographical range, the contributors examine the cultural impact of the Reformation in Eastern Europe, the encounters between different confessions, and the blend of religious and political pressures which shaped the path of Reformation in these lands. By making the fruits of their research accessible to a wider audience, the contributors hope to emphasise the important role of eastern and central Europe on the early modern European scene.

The Age of Reformation

The Tudor and Stewart Realms 1485-1603

Author: Alec Ryrie,Professor of the History of Christianity Alec Ryrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317865464

Category: History

Page: 360

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The sixteenth century was an age of Reformation. There was religious reformation, as Protestantism came to England, Scotland and even Ireland, bringing liberation, chaos and bloodshed in its wake. And there was political reformation, as the Tudor and Stewart (later 'Stuart') monarchs made their authority felt within and beyond their kingdoms more than any of their predecessors. Together, these two reformations produced not only a new religion, but a new politics -absolutist yet pluralist, populist yet law-bound - and a new society - controlled, fractured, yet more widely engaged and empowered than ever before. In this book, Alec Ryrie provides an authoritative overview of these momentous events, showing how religion, politics and social change were always intimately interlinked, from the murderous politics of the Tudor court to the building and fragmentation of new religious and social identities in the parishes. Drawing on the most recent research, he explains why events took the course they did - and why that course was so often an unexpected and an unlikely one.

Impulse der Reformation

Der zivilgesellschaftliche Diskurs

Author: Ansgar Klein,Olaf Zimmermann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658172878

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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Der Band reflektiert die Bedeutung der Reformation für die Zivilgesellschaft. Dabei stehen nicht die religiösen Fragen im Mittelpunkt, sondern anlässlich des Reformationsjubiläums vor allem die Auswirkungen des Reformationsprozesses auf die Entwicklung der Zivilgesellschaft einschließlich aktueller Entwicklungen. In 30 pointierten Beiträgen deckt dieser Reflexionsprozess ein breites Spektrum von Fragestellungen ab und macht die aktuellen Herausforderungen und Orientierungsbedarfe in Politik, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft deutlich, bei denen sich das Christentum aktuell werteorientiert einbringt.