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2.0 Geschiedenis Algemeen

Akker, Nico van den, Peter Nissen
Wegen en dwarswegen. De geschiedenis van tweeduizend jaar christendom in hoofdlijnen
Boom, 1999, pap, 300 pp, € 49.90, 9789053523896
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Berkvens-Stevelinck, Christiane
Erfenis Europa. Toekomst van een stervende zwaan
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Europa is een fenomeen. Volgens eurosceptici is Europa een stervende zwaan, de geschiedenis laat echter een feniks zien, de mythische vogel die steeds uit haar as verrijst.

Ernstige situaties zijn een constante in de Europese geschiedenis, evenals haar veerkracht. Uit elke crisis kwam ze sterker te voorschijn. Europa wist altijd haar culturele kroonjuwelen door te geven aan de volgende generaties. Ze staan beschreven in het cultureel testament Erfenis Europa, gerangschikt naar negen kernbegrippen: verwondering, nieuwsgierigheid, vertrouwen in de vooruitgang, verantwoordelijkheid, tolerantie, geduld, vrijheid, idealisme, schoonheid. U vindt hier een kostbaar bezit aan beeldende kunst, literatuur, muziek en films, als geschenk aangeboden aan nieuwsgierige mensen die kennis willen nemen van hun eigen erfenis. Van Plato tot De kleine prins en van Arvo Part tot Le ballon rouge. Want die moeten mee, het lange leven in dat Europa te wachten staat.

Christiane Berkvens-Stevelinck (1946) studeerde geschiedenis en theologie. Ze is bijzonder hoogleraar Europese cultuur aan de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. Daarnaast is ze academiepredikante van de Leidse Universiteit en remonstrants predikante in Rotterdam en Breda. In 2010 publiceerde zij samen met ds. Ad Alblas de Catechismus van de compassie.

Skandalon, 2012, pap, 150 pp, € 9.95, 9789490708443
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Bethencourt, Francisco
Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century
Groundbeaking in its global and historical scope, Racisms is the first comprehensive history of racism, from the Crusades to the twentieth century. Demonstrating that there is not one continuous tradition of racism in the West, distinguished historian Francisco Bethencourt shows that racism preceded any theories of race and must be viewed within the prism and context of social hierarchies and local conditions. In this richly illustrated book, Bethencourt argues that in its various aspects, all racism has been triggered by political projects monopolizing specific economic and social resources.

Bethencourt focuses on the Western world, but opens comparative views on ethnic discrimination and segregation in Asia and Africa. He looks at different forms of racism, particularly against New Christians and Moriscos in Iberia, black slaves and freedmen in colonial and postcolonial environments, Native Americans, Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, and Jews in modern Europe. Exploring instances of enslavement, forced migration, and ethnic cleansing, Bethencourt reflects on genocide and the persecution of ethnicities in twentieth-century Europe and Anatolia. These cases are compared to the genocide of the Herero and Tutsi in Africa, and ethnic discrimination in Japan, China, and India. Bethencourt analyzes how practices of discrimination and segregation from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries were defended, and he systematically integrates visual culture into his investigation.

Moving away from ideas of linear or innate racism, this is a major interdisciplinary work that recasts our understanding of interethnic relations.

Princeton UP, 2013, geb, 444 pp, € 38.00, 9780691155265
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Burns, Ross
Damascus. A History
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This is the first book in English to relate the history of Damascus, bringing out the crucial role the city has played at many points in the region's past. Damascus traces the history of this colourful, significant and complex city through its physical development, from the city's emergence in around 7000 BC through the changing cavalcade of Aramaean, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Mongol and French rulers right up to the end of Turkish control in 1918. In Damascus, every layer of the history has built precisely on top of its predecessors for at least three millennia, leaving a detailed archaeological record of one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The book looks particularly at the interplay between the western and eastern influences that have provided Damascus with such a rich past, and how this perfectly encapsulates the forces that have played over the Middle East as a whole from the earliest recorded times to the present. Lavishly illustrated and comprehensive, "Damascus: A History" is a compelling and unique exploration of a fascinating city.

Routledge, 2005, geb, 386 pp, € 64.50, 9780415271059
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Clark, A. (ed.)
The History of Sexuality in Europe. A Sourcebook and Reader
The History of Sexuality in Europe: A Sourcebook and Reader provides a dynamic introduction to the history of sexuality in Europe, from the Greeks to the present. By pairing the latest chapters and articles by experts with primary source excerpts, introduced by an essay that surveys the field of sexuality, it provides a wide-ranging history of the subject and introduces a new concept of sexual grammar.

Each chapter of the Reader focuses on a provocative question or debate. The key themes include: the concept of sexual grammar which enables the reader to understand sexual desires, acts and relationships in the past that do not fit modern categories; the questioning of whether, in the Christian and Islamic worlds, the most important division was between heterosexual and homosexual; the problem of imperialism and sexuality; the Foucauldian paradigm; and gender and feminism, demonstrating that we can only understand sexuality if we consider how it is shaped by gender.
An essential collection for all students of the history of sexuality.

Routledge, 2011, pap, 358 pp, € 37.50, 9780415781404
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Eijnatten, J. van & F. van Lieburg
Nederlandse Religiegeschiedenis, 2-e druk
Zo'n klein stukje grond, en zo verdeeld in godsdienstig opzicht. Daarmee is misschien wel in zin het eigene van het Nederlandse religieuze verleden weergegeven. Al eeuwenlang vormt ons randgebied van het Europese con-tinent een kruispunt van geloofstradities. Die hebben in telkens wisselende omstandigheden vele Nederlanders in hun doen en laten ge pireerd. Maar ze hebben ook de cultuur en samenleving ingrijpend be loed en soms - tot in onze tijd - de maatschappelijke verhoudingen op scherp gezet. In dit boek bieden Joris van Eijnatten en Fred van Lieburg voor het eerst een goed leesbaar en wetenschappelijk verantwoord overzicht van tweeduizend jaar Nederlandse religiegeschiedenis. De auteurs benadrukken de diversiteit van religie in haar historische context. Tegen de achtergrond van politieke, ker-kelijke, sociale en intellectuele ontwikkelingen laten zij tal van voorstellingen, rituelen, groeperingen en leiders de revue passeren. Deze informatieve inlei-ding is onmisbaar voor ieder die zich wil ori eren op de geschiedenis van een blijvend actueel verschijnsel.

Joris van Eijnatten en Fred van Lieburg zijn directeur van ReLiC, het Centrum voor Neder-landse Religiegeschiedenis aan de Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

Verloren, 2006, pap, 400 pp, € 29.00, 9789065509284
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Engen, H. van, V. Robijn
Op zoek naar religieus erfgoed. Handleiding voor onderzoek in kerkelijke archiven
Deze archiefgids maakt lezers met belangstelling voor uiteenlopende aspecten uit de religiegeschiedenis wegwijs in de archieven en collecties die gebruikt kunnen worden voor onderzoek op dit terrein. De nadruk wordt daarbij gelegd op de periode vanaf circa 1800. In een algemeen deel behandelen Hildo van Engen en Vincent Robijn de hoofdlijnen van de Noord-Nederlandse kerkgeschiedenis en de kerkelijke organisatiestructuren. Vervolgens gaan zij in afzonderlijke hoofdstukken in op onder meer kerkelijke gebouwen, kerkelijke kunst en ander kerkelijk bezit, sociale zorg, verenigingsleven, geloofsleven en de talrijke gegevens over personen die in kerkelijke archieven te vinden zijn. De gids wordt gecompleteerd door een beredeneerd literatuuroverzicht en nuttige (web)adressen.
Op zoek naar...reeks, Verloren, 2008, pap, 180 pp, € 19.00, 9789087040369
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Engen, J. van (ed.)
Educating People of Faith. Exploring the History of Jewish and Christian Communities
A much-needed addition to the emerging literature on the formative power of religious practices, Educating People of Faith creates a vivid portrait of the lived practices that shaped the faith of Jews and Christians in synagogues and churches from antiquity up to the seventeenth century. This significant book is the work of Jewish, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant scholars who wished to discover and describe how Jews and Christians through history have been formed in religious ways of thinking and acting. Rather than focusing solely on either intellectual or social life, the authors all use the concept of "practices" as they attend to the embodied, contextual character of religious formation. Their studies of religious figures, community life, and traditional practices such as preaching, sacraments, and catechesis are colorful, detailed, and revealing.The authors are also careful to cover the nature of religious education across all social levels, from the textual formation of highly literate rabbis and monks engaged in Scripture study to the local formation of illiterate medieval Christians for whom the veneration of saints' shrines, street performances of religious dramas, and public preaching by wandering preachers were profoundly formative. Educating People of Faith will benefit scholars and teachers desiring a fuller perspective on how lived practices have historically formed people in religious faith. It will also be useful to practical theologians and pastors who wish to make the resources of the past available to practitioners in the present.
Eerdmans, 2004, pap, 352 pp, € 28.00, 9780802849366
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Ferngren, Gary B.
Medicine and Religion. A Historical Introduction
Medicine and Religion is the first book to comprehensively examine the relationship between medicine and religion in the Western tradition from ancient times to the modern era. Beginning with the earliest attempts to heal the body and account for the meaning of illness in the ancient Near East, historian Gary B. Ferngren describes how the polytheistic religions of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome and the monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have complemented medicine in the ancient, medieval, and modern periods.

Ferngren paints a broad and detailed portrait of how humans throughout the ages have drawn on specific values of diverse religious traditions in caring for the body. Religious perspectives have informed both the treatment of disease and the provision of health care. And, while tensions have sometimes existed, relations between medicine and religion have often been cooperative and mutually beneficial.

Religious beliefs provided a framework for explaining disease and suffering that was larger than medicine alone could offer. These beliefs furnished a theological basis for a compassionate care of the sick that led to the creation of the hospital and a long tradition of charitable medicine.

Johns Hopkins UP, 2014, pap, 241 pp, € 23.75, 9781421412160
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Finley, M.
Key Moments in Church History. A Concise Introduction to the Catholic Church
Spanning from the birth of Christianity through the Crusades and the Protestant Reformation to John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council, Key Moments in Church History is a brief and accessible guide to the origins and evolution of the Catholic Church. In this insightful and informative look at eleven of the most significant periods in church history, Finley not only helps readers understand the context and characters of the past, but sheds light on the current and future Church. The result is a hopeful and inspirational reading experience that is ideal for personal reflection or group use.
Come & See Series, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005, pap, 195 pp, € 19.50, 9780742550735
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Froehlich, R.
Kleine Geschichte der Kirche in Daten
Herder, 2005, pap, 224 pp, € 13.90, 9783451283505
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Geary, P.J.
Women at the Beginning. Origin Myths from the Amazons to the Virgin Mary
In these four artfully crafted essays, Patrick Geary explores the way ancient and medieval authors wrote about women. Geary describes the often marginal role women played in origin legends from antiquity until the twelfth century. Not confining himself to one religious tradition or region, he probes the tensions between women in biblical, classical, and medieval myths (such as Eve, Mary, Amazons, princesses, and countesses), and actual women in ancient and medieval societies. Using these legends as a lens through which to study patriarchal societies, Geary chooses moments and texts that illustrate how ancient authors (all of whom were male) confronted the place of women in their society. Unlike other books on the subject, "Women at the Beginning" attempts to understand not only the place of women in these legends, but also the ideologies of the men who wrote about them. The book concludes that the authors of these stories were themselves struggling with ambivalence about women in their own worlds and that this struggle manifested itself in their writings.
Princeton UP, 2006, geb, 104 pp, € 22.50, 9780691124094
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Gilley, S. & B. Stanley (eds)
The Cambridge History of Christianity: World Christianities 1815 - 1914
This is the first scholarly treatment of nineteenth century Christianity to discuss the subject in a global context. Part I analyses the responses of Catholic and Protestant Christianity to the intellectual and social challenges presented by European modernity. It gives attention to the explosion of new voluntary forms of Christianity and the expanding role of women in religious life. Part II surveys the diverse and complex relationships between the churches and nationalism, resulting in fundamental changes to the connections between church and state. Part III examines the varied fortunes of Christianity as it expanded its historic bases in Asia and Africa, established itself for the first time in Australasia, and responded to the challenges and opportunities of the European colonial era. Each chapter has a full bibliography providing guidance on further reading.
The Cambridge History of Christianity Series, 8, Cambridge UP, 2005, geb, 683 pp, € 164.50, 9780521814560
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Givens, Terryl .L
When Souls had Wings. Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought
The idea of the pre-existence of the soul has been extremely important, widespread, and persistent throughout Western history - from even before the philosophy of Plato to the poetry of Robert Frost. When Souls Had Wings offers the first systematic history of this little explored feature of Western culture. Terryl Givens describes the tradition of pre-existence as "pre-heaven"--the place where unborn souls wait until they descend to earth to be born. And typically it is seen as a descent--a falling away from a happier and untroubled state into the turbulent and sinful world we know. The title of the book refers to the idea put forward in antiquity that our souls begin with wings, and that only after shedding those wings do we fall to earth. The book not only traces the history of the idea of pre-existence, but also captures its meaning for those who have embraced it. Givens describes how pre-existence has been invoked to explain "the better angels of our nature," including the human yearning for transcendence and the sublime. Pre-existence has been said to account for why we know what we should not know, whether in the form of a Greek slave's grasp of mathematics, the moral sense common to humanity, or the human ability to recognize universals. The belief has explained human bonds that seem to have their own mysterious prehistory, salved the wounded sensibility of a host of thinkers who could not otherwise account for the unevenly distributed pain and suffering that are humanity's common lot, and has been posited by philosophers and theologians alike to salvage the principle of human freedom and accountability. When Souls had Wings underscores how durable (and controversial) this idea has been throughout the history of Western thought, the theological dangers it has represented, and how prominently it has featured in poetry, literature, and art.
Oxford UP, 2012, pap, 388 pp, € 24.50, 9780199916856
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Gramberg, H.
De overwintering op Nova Zembla
Verloren Verleden 16, Verloren, 2001, pap, 93 pp, € 10.00, 9789065504579
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Hastings, Adrian (ed)
A World History of Christianity
Christianity is the most global of religions. However, most books on the subject fail to do justice to the history of Christianity outside Europe and North America. This prodigious work provides the first genuinely global one-volume study of the rise, development, and impact of the Christian faith. Written by an international team of specialists, this comprehensive volume covers the full breadth of Christian history while also taking seriously the geographical diversity of the story: extensive chapters cover North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, India, China and its neighbors, and Australia and the Pacific. Though unified in scope, these chapters each focus on what matters most in the specific time and place covered, ensuring that readers are introduced to the major themes--social, theological, political, and cultural--that together constitute Christianity's role in world history. Ideally suited for classroom study as well as for independent reading,
Eerdmans, 1999, pap, 594 pp, € 36.00, 9780802848758
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Huessi, K.
Kompendium der Kirchengeschichte
Mohr Siebeck, 191, pap, 570 pp, € 38.00, 9783161458422
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Irvin, Dale T., Scott W . Sunquist
History of the World Christian Movement: Volume I: Earliest Christianity to 1453
History of the World Christian Movement shows that from the beginning Christianity has been a world religion, informed and shaped through the interplay of gospel and culture church and world.
Orbis, 2001, pap, 512 pp, € 37.95, 9781570753961
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Irvin, Dale T., Scott W . Sunquist
History of the World Christian Movement: Volume II Modern Christianity from 1454 to 1900: Volume 2
Completes the first comprehensive account of Christianity as a world religion from its origins to the present.

This volume completes a landmark history of Christianity. Reviewed and shaped by an international team of 43 consulting scholars, this history assigns a rightful place to the peoples of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Near East in the unfolding of the Christian story, In the process a fuller and richer view emerges of Christianity as a religion constantly evolving in dialogue with new cultures, new questions, and new historical influences. Volume I traced the origins of Christianity up to the middle of the fifteenth century, Volume II continues the story up to the new millennium. Beginning with the early missionary expansion in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, the story goes on to trace the fracturing of Christianity among Catholic, Orthodox, and reformed expressions; the impact of modern colonialism and the emergence of a new global reality; the wars of religion, the impact of the Enlightenment, the rise of Christianity in North America, and the modern missionary movement. Throughout, the authors emphasize the expression of local forms of Christianity in diverse cultures, and the role of Christianity in helping to shape distinct national identities in an era of decolonization and globalization.

Orbis, 2012, pap, 503 pp, € 37.95, 9781570759895
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Iversen, E.
The Myth of Egypt and its Hieroglyphs
Erik Iversen describes the powerful effect of the "myth of Egypt," particularly Egyptian hieroglyphs, on European literature, art, religion, and philosophy. This is the story of a creative misunderstanding: an erroneous interpretation of the traditions of ancient Egypt became a rich source of inspiration for Europeans from ancient times through the medieval and Renaissance periods to the Baroque era. The misguided notion that hieroglyphs were allegorical, and that they constituted a sacred writing of ideas, exerted a dynamic influence in almost all fields of intellectual and artistic endeavor, as did conceptions of Egypt as the venerable home of true wisdom and of occult and mystic knowledge. The Baroque Piazza Navona in Rome, for instance, is only one of the many great public spaces that center on an Egyptian obelisk and an attempt to read its mysterious signs.

Iversen begins by discussing the nature of Egyptian writing. Then he explains, in detail and with apposite illustrations and quotations, the ways in which Europeans tried to understand and use the hieroglyphs. A final chapter sets Jean Francois Champollion's decipherment of the hieroglyphs into a vividly reconstructed historical context.

Mythos Series, Princeton UP, 1993, pap, 177 pp, € 37.50, 9780691021249
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Janse, A.
De sprong van Jan van Schaffelaar. Oorlog en prtijstrijd in de late Middeleeuwen
Verloren Verleden 21, Verloren, 2003, pap, 94 pp, € 10.00, 9789065504623
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Johnson, M.D.
The Evolution of Christianity. Twelve Crises that Shaped the Church
Johnson examines twelve crises that motivated the evolution of Christianity. In his survey of Church history, he chronicles the story from the first century, and the birth and adolescence of Christianity, to postmodernism, a feat which no other introduction can claim. His chapters examine the basic conflicts that gave permanent shape to Christian theology, and, to a lesser degree, church institutions.
Continuum, 2005, geb, 209 pp, € 34.00, 9780826416421
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Kippenberg, H., J. Ruepke, K. von Stuckrad (Hg)
Europaeische Religionsgeschichte, 2 Bnd.
UTB 3206, Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 2009, pap, 854 pp, € 69.90, 9783825232061
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Koschorke, K., F. Ludwig & M. Delgado (eds)
A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990
The map of world Christianity has changed dramatically in just the last century. Today, the majority of Christians live in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, making Christianity a world religion as never before in history. Given that global reality, Klaus Koschorke, Frieder Ludwig, and Mariano Delgado have created the first comparative documentary history of Christianity for these regions covering the period 1450-1990. Taking the changing ecumenical conditions into account, this volume enlarges the horizon of classical church historiography. In contrast to the prevailing Western perspectives on the history of Christianity in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, voice is given here to the multitude of local initiatives, specific experiences, and varieties of Christianity in very diverse cultural contexts - addressing such questions as the colonial conquest, slavery, and the demand for ecclesiastical independence.
Eerdmans, 2007, pap, 427 pp, € 31.50, 9780802828897
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Lanczkowski, J.
Kleines Lexikon des Monchtums und der Orden
Reclam, 1993, pap, 280 pp, € 9.90, 9783150088678
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Livingstone, E.A. (ed)
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 2nd Revised edition
Based on the highly acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, this is an indispensable guide for both students and the general reader. For this new edition, which now contains 6,000 entries, there is increased coverage of the Eastern Churches, issues on moral theology, and developments stemming from the Second Vatican Council. - Over 1,000 new entries, including Black Churches, Christian attitudes to Jews, Feminist Theology, Holiness Movement, Liberation Theology, and ordination of women - Full coverage of theology, patristic scholarship, churches and denominations, the church calendar and organization, and the Bible - Entries on theologians, philosophers, painters, musicians, and writers of religious works.
Oxford UP, 2000, pap, 640 pp, € 13.50, 9780192800572
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Lupieri, Edmondo F.
In the Name of God. The Making of Global Christianity
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From the conquistadores in Central and South America to the Jesuits in China, Edmondo Lupieri traces the consequences of European war and conquest for global cultural identities from the age of exploration to the present. In the Name of God exposes the economic, political, and religious justifications and motivations behind the European conquests and uncovers some of the historical roots of genocide, racism, and "just war."
Lupieri's animated and comprehensive historical-sociological study masterfully weaves together a tapestry of ideas, individuals, and people groups, linking them throughout to present-day realities in often surprising ways. Unflinchingly critical, Lupieri describes how European-indigenous encounters have shaped Christianity -- and the world -- irrevocably.

Eerdmans, 2012, pap, 264 pp, € 16.95, 9780802840172
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MacHaffie, Barbara J.
Her story. Women in Christian Tradition
Augsburg Fortress, 2006, pap, 400 pp, € 32.50, 9780800638269
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McLeod, H. (ed.)
The Cambridge History of Christianity. World Christianities c.1914-2000
The twentieth century saw changes as dramatic as any in Christian history. The Churches suffered serious losses, both through persecution and through secularisation, in what had been for several centuries their European heartlands, but grew fast in Africa and parts of Asia. This volume provides a comprehensive history of Catholicism, Protestantism and the Independent Churches in all parts of the world in the century when Christianity truly became a global religion. Written by a powerful team of specialists from many different countries, the volume is broad in scope. The first part focuses on institutions and movements which have had a worldwide impact, including the papacy, the ecumenical movement and Pentecostalism. The second provides a narrative of Christian history in each region of the world. The third focuses on selected themes from an international perspective, including changes in worship, relations with Jews and Muslims, science and the arts, gender and sexuality.
The Cambridge History of Christianity Series, 9, Cambridge UP, 2006, geb, 717 pp, € 164.50, 9780521815000
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McManners, J
The Oxford History of Christianity
A comprehensive account of Christianity in all its historical and geographical diversity. This book, originally published as The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity, traces the growth and development of Christianity from the earliest communities of believers to a world religion whose adherents number over 2000 million. The first section deals with Christianity up to 1800, and includes chapters on the effects of the Reformation and the Enlightenment, and on Christianity's relations with the Islamic world. The second part considers Christianity in its worldwide context, with chapters on Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Orthodox Churches of Eastern Europe. A concluding section, 'Christianity Today and Tomorrow', reflects on questions of theology, conscience, and belief and examines the challenges which the modern world poses for the Christian community in the future.
Oxford, 2002, pap, 770 pp, € 22.00, 9780192803368
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Neill, Stephen
A History of Christianity in India. The Beginning to AD 1707
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Christians form the third largest religious community in India. How has this come about? There are many studies of separate groups: but there has so far been no major history of the three large groups - Roman Catholic, Protestant and Thomas Christians (Syrians). This work attempts to meet the need for such a history. It goes right back to the beginning and traces the story through the ups and downs of at least fifteen centuries. It includes careful studies of the political and social background and of the non-Christian reactions to the Christian message. The narration is non-technical and should present few difficulties to the thoughtful reader; the more technical matters are dealt with in notes and appendices. This book will be of interest to all students of Church History and will also prove fascinating to many who are concerned with the development of Christianity as a world religion and in the dialogue between different forms of faith.

Cambridge UP, 2004, pap, 583 pp, € 49.95, 9780521548854
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Nissen, Peter J.A., Hein van der Bruggen
Roermond. Biografie van een stad en haar bewoners
Bij de plek waar de Roer in de Maas uitstroomt, ontstond in de twaalfde eeuw een nederzetting die in het begin van de dertiende eeuw uitgroeide tot een stad. Deze werd hoofdstad van het Overkwartier, een van de vier delen waaruit het hertogdom Gelre bestond. Roermond werd een centrum van lakenhandel en maakte deel uit van het Hanzeverbond. Te beginnen met de grafelijke Munsterabdij vestigde zich een groot aantal kloosters in de stad. In de zestiende eeuw werd Roermond bisschopsstad en hoofdstad van het Spaans gebleven deel van Gelre. In de twintigste eeuw slaagde de stad erin een aanzienlijk deel van haar monumentale karakter te behouden en tegelijkertijd een moderne vestigingsplaats voor industrie en handel te worden. Deze integrale stadsgeschiedenis van Roermond beschrijft de wisselwerking tussen de plek en de mensen die er leefden: een biografie van een stad en haar bewoners.
Maaslandse monografieen (groot formaat), Verloren, 2014, geb, 660 pp, € 35.00, 9789087041922
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Norris, F.W.
Christianity, a Short Global History
Ofering unique coverage of the growth of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and South America, as well as in the western world, this accessible guide balances solid scholarship with penetrating analysis. Frederick W. Norris considers not only the geographical and social growth of the Christian tradition, but also the manner in which the practices and doctrines at the heart of the faith have developed and changed over the centuries. This authoritative account also offers: detailed information on such key events as the emergence of Islam, the Crusades, and the nature of missionary activity in Africa and India coverage of the historical development of Christianity in China and the Far East insight into the meeting and mingling of the Christian tradition and other cultures across the world As both an indispensible guide to the history of the Christian faith since the first century AD, and an inquisitive exploration of how religion relates to cultural, national, and social identity, this book will inform and stimulate students, scholars, and general readers alike.
Oneworld Publications, 2002, pap, 296 pp, € 24.70, 9781851682966
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Pagden, Anthony
Worlds At War, The 2,500 - Year Struggle Between East And West
Spanning two and a half millennia, Anthony Pagden's mesmerizing Worlds at War delves deep into the roots of the 'clash of civilizations' between East and West that has always been a battle over ideas. It begins with ancient Greece and its epic fight against the Persian Empire, then sweeps to Rome, which created the modern concepts of citizenship and the rule of law. Pagden dramatizes the birth of Christianity in the East and its use in the West as an instrument of government, setting the stage for what would become, and has remained, a global battle of the secular against the sacred. Islam, at first ridiculed in Christian Europe, drives Pope Urban II to launch the Crusades, which transform the relationship between East and West into one of competing religious beliefs.

Modern times bring a first world war, which among other things seeks to redesign the Muslim world by force. In our own era, Muslims now find themselves in unwelcoming Western societies, while the West seeks to enforce democracy and its own secular values through occupation in the East. Pagden ends on a cautionary note, warning that terrorism and war will continue as long as sacred and secular remain confused in the minds of so many.

Oxford UP, 2008, geb, 547 pp, € 32.50, 9780199237432
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Panofsky, Dora, Erwin Panofsky
Pandora's Box: The Changing Aspects of a Mythical Symbol
Pandora was the 'pagan Eve', and she is one of the rare mythological figures to have retained vitality up to our day. Glorified by Calderon, Voltaire, and Goethe, she is familiar to all of us, and 'Pandora's box' is a household word. In this classic study Dora and Erwin Panofsky trace the history of Pandora and of Pandora's box in European literature and art from Roman times to the present.
Mythos, Princeton UP, 1991, pap, 185 pp, € 26.95, 9780691018249
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Porterfield, A. (ed.)
Modern Christianity to 1900
After the Reformation, Christians found themselves living amidst wars of religion, Enlightenment, and colonization. This volume explores the spread of Christianity to lands outside Europe and the Middle East, the new pluralism within Christianity, and the incredible transformation of the Americas and of Christianity in the Americas, including the advent of Evangelical, African American, and Asian Christianities. It includes 50 illustrations, maps, bibliographies, and an 8-page color gallery.
A People`s History of Christianity, Fortress Press, 2007, geb, 347 pp, € 32.50, 9780800634162
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Spijkerboer, A.A.
Van hunebed tot deltawerken. Een korte introductie van de geschiedenis van Nederland
Kennis van de geschiedenis van Nederland is belangrijk. Niet om een culturele of nationale identiteit te bepalen, maar om in dialoog met nieuwkomers en inburgeraars te komen. Waarom doen we dingen in Nederland zo? Waar komen onze politieke, religieuze en culturele waarden vandaan? Hoe zijn we aan onze grenzen van tolerantie gekomen? Maar historisch inzicht is ook van belang voor alle Nederlanders, om hun kennis van het verleden te verbeteren. In 51 hoofdstukken neemt de auteur de hoofdlijnen door van de geschiedenis van Nederland. De belangrijkste figuren en gebeurtenissen krijgen een plek in deze korte maar krachtige canon.
Kok, 2007, pap, 96 pp, € 8.95, 9789059772335
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Steimer, B. (Red.)
Lexikon der Kirchengeschichte. 2 Banden
Cassette met twee delen.
Lexikon fur Kirche und Theologie kompakt, Herder Verlag, 2001, geb in cassette, 907 pp, € 57.25, 9783451220180
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Sterk, Andrea, Nina Caputo(eds)
Faithful Narratives. Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity
Historians of religion face complex interpretive issues when examining religious texts, practices, and experiences. Faithful Narratives presents the work of twelve eminent scholars whose research has exemplified compelling strategies for negotiating the difficulties inherent in this increasingly important area of historical inquiry. The chapters range chronologically from Late Antiquity to modern America and thematically from the spirituality of near eastern monks to women's agency in religion, considering familiar religious communities alongside those on the margins and bringing a range of spiritual and religious practices into historical focus.

Focusing on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the essays address matters central to the study of religion in history, in particular texts and traditions of authority, interreligious discourse, and religious practice and experience. Some examine mainstream communities and traditions, others explore individuals who crossed religious or confessional boundaries, and still others study the peripheries of what is considered orthodox religious tradition. Encompassing a wide geographical as well as chronological scope, Faithful Narratives illustrates the persistence of central themes and common analytical challenges for historians working in all periods.

Contributors: Peter Brown, Princeton University; Nina Caputo, University of Florida; Carlos Eire, Yale University; Susanna Elm, University of California, Berkeley; Anthony Grafton, Princeton University; Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College; Phyllis Mack, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Kenneth Mills, University of Toronto; David Nirenberg, University of Chicago; Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame; David B. Ruderman, University of Pennsylvania; Lamin Sanneh, Yale University; Andrea Sterk, University of Florida; John Van Engen, University of Notre Dame.

Cornell UP, 2014, pap, 278 pp, € 24.00, 9780801478574
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Toorn-Schutte, J. van der
Retour NL. De canon van de Nederlandse geschiedenis in vijftig verhalen
Boom, 2007, pap, 144 pp, € 18.00, 9789085065111
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Walsh, M. (ed.)
Dictionary of Christian Biography
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A reference to the men and women who have, over the last two millennia, contributed to the life, history and study of Christianity in all its facets, regardless of denomination. Entries are concise but for the key influencial figures longer essays have been written. Entries range from major Biblical figures to figures of the modern era. Choice is not limited to the Western world, but includes entries from Africa, India and China as well as from Orthodoxy, Greek and Russian. The dictionary should be useful as a reference for the reader interested in church history and the study of Christian faith.

Continuum, 2001, geb, 1150 pp, € 64.00, 9780826452634
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Walsh, M. (ed.)
Dictionary of Christian Biography
This book is a unique rapid reference to those men and women of all denominations who have, over the last two millennia, contributed to the life, history and study of Christianity in all its facets, or in whose lives Christianity has been a significant factor. Entries are concise and accessible, although for key figures longer essays have been written. Its coverage ranges from major figures of the immediate post-New Testament era to those recently deceased, and has a global perspective, offering in-depth coverage of Africa, India and China as well as Orthodoxy - Greek and Russian.
Continuum, 2001, pap, 1250 pp, € 31.50, 9780826479600
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