Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History [3 volumes]

ABC-CLIO
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This work offers readers a broad and thorough look at the greatest events in world religious history, covering a wide range of religions, time periods, and areas around the globe. The entries present authoritative information and informed viewpoints written by expert contributors that enable readers to easily learn about the chief events in religious history, help them to better understand the course of world history, and promote a greater respect for culturally diverse religious traditions.

The first of the three volumes covers religion from the preliterary world through around AD 600; the second, the post-classical era from 600 to 1450; and the third, the modern era from 1450 to the present. Each volume begins with a substantive introduction that discusses the history of world religions during the period covered by the volume. The chronologically ordered entries overview each event, place it in historical context, and identify the reasons for its enduring significance.

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About the author

Florin Curta is professor of medieval history and archaeology at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Andrew Holt is associate professor of history at Florida State College at Jacksonville. His previous books include Competing Voices from the Crusades: Fighting Words.

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ABC-CLIO
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Published on
Nov 28, 2016
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Pages
1047
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ISBN
9781610695664
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Language
English
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Religion / History
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