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By Francis Wade
As the darkness of military rule recedes, deep and violent fissures have opened between Myanmar's religious communities.
Racism and sectarianism makes a sustained critique of official anti-racism, using the case of Northern Ireland to do so. Many of the prominent themes in the UK today have been central to discussions in Northern Ireland for decades. The book sketches out some elements of an emancipatory anti-racism as an...
By Ian Johnson
'Masterfully opens up a little explored realm: how the quest for religion and spirituality drives hundreds of millions of Chinese' Pankaj Mishra'A fascinating odyssey ... a nuanced group portrait of Chinese citizens striving for non-material answers in an era of frenetic materialism' Julia Lovell, Guardian 'The reappearance and flourishing of...
Since ISIS occupied Raqqa in eastern Syria, it has become one of the most isolated and fear-ridden cities on earth. BBC was able to make contact with a small activist group, Al-Sharqiya 24, and one of their members agreed to write a personal diary about his experiences. This book tells...
Throughout the three hundred years that followed the Act of Supremacy - which, by making Henry VIII head of the Church, confirmed in law the breach with Rome - English Catholics were prosecuted, persecuted and penalised for the public expression of their faith. This book tells the story of the...
Updated throughout, the third edition of the acclaimed Sacred Fury explores violence in world religion. Featuring new material on violence in Buddhism and Hinduism, the rise of ISIS, "lone wolf terrorists," and more, this is an essential text for understanding the connections between religion and violence both historically and today.
This work surveys Europe's infamous religious wars in order to offer a new understanding of the nature of religious peace - how it came into being and what it actually looked like. It will find a ready audience in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on European history of the early...