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Ecclesia in Medio Nationis
Reflections on the Study of Monasticism in the Central Middle Ages



Brokering Empire
Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul
E. Natalie Rothman
In Brokering Empire, E. Natalie Rothman explores the intersecting worlds of those who regularly traversed the early modern Venetian-Ottoman...



Creating Cistercian Nuns
The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne
Anne E. Lester
In Creating Cistercian Nuns, Anne E. Lester addresses a central issue in the history of the medieval church: the role of women in the rise of the religious reform movement of the thirteenth...



The Origin of Sin
An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"
Prudentius
The first English translation in more than 40 years of Prudentius's "Hamartigenia," which considers the origin of sin in the universe and its consequences, culminating with a vision of judgment day.



Christian Masculinity
Men and Religion in Northern Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Here we meet Catholic and Protestant men struggling with and for their Christian faith as priests, missionaries, and laymen, as well as ideas and reflections on Christian masculinity in media, fiction, and correspondence of various kinds.



Dialogues between Faith and Reason
The Death and Return of God in Modern German Thought
John H. Smith
Smith traces a major line in the history of theology and the philosophy of religion down the "slippery slope" of secularization—from Luther and Erasmus, through Idealism, to Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Habermas, Vattimo, and Asad.



A Kingdom of Stargazers
Astrology and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon
Michael A. Ryan
In A Kingdom of Stargazers, Michael A. Ryan examines the interest in astrology in the Iberian kingdom of Aragon, where ideas about magic and the occult were deeply intertwined with notions of power, authority, and...



Conflicting Words
The Peace Treaty of MĂĽnster (1648) and the Political Culture of the Dutch Republic and the Spanish Monarchy
Laura Manzano Baena
Portraying the political culture of both the Spain and the United Provinces, Conflicting Words analyses the views held in both territories concerning the points that were discussed in pamphlets and treatises published during the peace negotiations.



By Force and Fear
Taking and Breaking Monastic Vows in Early Modern Europe
Anne Jacobson Schutte
Schutte's innovative book about involuntary consignment to religious houses will be of great interest to scholars of early modern Europe, especially those who work on religion, the Church, family, and gender.



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