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Selected Poetry, Prose, and Translations, with Contextual Materials
ISBN: PB: 9781649590008, University of Chicago Press, Iter Press, April 2021
302 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 colour plates, 6 halftones
Born to merchant-class parents who served in the court of Henry VIII and his queens, Anne Vaughan Lock lived in London and Exeter, spent time in Geneva as a religious exile, belonged to the Cooke sisters' political-religious circle, maintained friend...
Spirit of Zen
ISBN: PB: 9780300221459, Yale University Press, November 2018
272 pp., 21.6x14 cm
Leading Buddhist scholar Sam van Schaik explores the history and essence of Zen, based on a new translation of one of the earliest surviving collections of teachings by Zen masters. These teachings, titled "The Masters and Students of the Lanka", wer...
Reform Catholicism and the International Suppression of the Jesuits, 1554-1791
ISBN: HB: 9780300228465, Yale University Press, June 2018
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The Jesuits devoted themselves to preaching the word of God, administering the sacraments, and spreading the faith by missions in both Europe and newly discovered lands abroad. But, in 1773, under intense pressure from the monarchs of Europe, the pap...
Flourishing Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World
ISBN: PB: 9780300227130, Yale University Press, May 2017
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
More than almost anything else, globalization and the great world religions are shaping our lives, affecting everything from the public policies of political leaders and the economic decisions of industry bosses and employees, to university curricula...
Spirit of Tibetan Buddhism
ISBN: PB: 9780300198751, Yale University Press, April 2016
224 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
A leading writer and researcher on Tibet, Sam van Schaik offers an accessible and authoritative introduction to Tibetan Buddhism by examining its key texts, from its origins in the eighth century to teachings practiced across the world today. In addi...
Force and Fanaticism Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia and Beyond
ISBN: HB: 9781849044646, Hurst Publishers, July 2015
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Wahhabism is an Islamic reform movement found mainly in Saudi Arabia. Closely linked to the Saudi monarchy, it enforces a strict code of morality and conduct monitored by mutawa (religious police), and governs every facet of Sa...
Francis of Assisi The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint
ISBN: PB: 9780300198379, Yale University Press, August 2013
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
In this towering work, Andre Vauchez draws on the vast body of scholarship on Francis of Assisi, emphasizing in particular the important research of the last 30 years. He creates a complete and engaging portrait of the saint, then explores how the me...
From The Holy Land to Graceland Sacred People, Places and Things in Our Lives
ISBN: PB: 9781933253725, University of Chicago Press, American Alliance of Museums Press, February 2013
202 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 130 colour illus.
According to medievalist Gary Vikan, Graceland is much more than a wildly popular tourist destination associated with a famous entertainer, and Elvis Presley is much more than the King of Rock 'n' Roll. In this fascinating new book, Vikan posits that...
Islam and the Ahmadiyya Jama'at History, Belief, Practice
ISBN: HB: 9781850659167, Hurst Publishers, September 2008
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! This book is the first scholarly appraisal of the teachings, beliefs and lifestyle of the Ahmaddiya Jama'at, an Islamic reform group founded in nineteenth-century India that has millions of follows worldwide. To the great annoy...
Between God and the Sultan A History of Islamic Law
ISBN: PB: 9781850658061, Hurst Publishers, March 2006
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Today's discussions on Islam and the place religion should have in society often lead to questions about the Shari'a – Islamic law. Those who work for a political role for Islam demand that the Shari'a must be applied in their...