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6. Other calendars

6. Other calendars  

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776076
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804990.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804990
‘Other calendars’ considers the calendars from a range of religions and cultures: the modern Jewish calendar based on calculation like the Gregorian, but far more complex, and that evolved ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2019
Published Online: 
Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780191785238
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589944.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199589944
The Introduction outlines the two main aims of this Very Short Introduction. The first is to facilitate an understanding of the Iliad and the Odyssey, by providing a succinct and up-to-date ... More
Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction

Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Sarris

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782329
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199236114.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199236114
After surviving the 5th-century fall of the western European Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire flourished as one of the most powerful economic, cultural, and military forces in Europe for ... More
3. Constructing Judaism and Christianity (70 ce–1054 ce)

3. Constructing Judaism and Christianity (70 ce–1054 ce)  

Charles L. Cohen

in The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2020
Published Online: 
Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780190654375
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190654344.003.0003
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chapter
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9780190654344
“Constructing Judaism and Christianity (70 CE–1054 CE)” looks at how as Christians felt they now had to work to put form to their religion and its institutions, Jews were faced with the ... More
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction  

Jerry Brotton

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192801630
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction sees the period of the Renaissance as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement cultural experimentation and interaction on a ... More
4. IslamReligion, politics, and the state (600–1258)

4. Islam: Religion, politics, and the state (600–1258)  

Charles L. Cohen

in The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2020
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Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780190654375
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190654344.003.0004
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chapter
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9780190654344
“Islam” looks at the origins of this religion. Islam arose in an area contested by empires and populated by diverse religious groups. Muhammad’s revelations, recorded in the Quran, drew ... More
1. A global Renaissance

1. A global Renaissance  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0002
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chapter
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9780192801630
Classical definitions of the Renaissance celebrate the achievements of European civilization above all others. ‘A global Renaissance’ situates the Renaissance within the wider intellectual ... More
3. Church and state

3. Church and state  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192801630
Between 1400 and 1600 religious belief was integral to everyday life. It was impossible to separate religion from political authority, international finance, art, and learning. This ... More
4. The impact of the Crusades

4. The impact of the Crusades  

Christopher Tyerman

in The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776182
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806550.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192806550
The Crusades outside of Christendom, it is traditionally believed, had a profound influence over systems of political and religious power in the regions they were fought in. However, there ... More
1. The Life of the Messenger of God

1. The Life of the Messenger of God  

Jonathan A. C. Brown

in Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777417
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199559282.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199559282
The challenge to telling religious stories lies in the mix of myth and fact in such stories. To believe the sacred history told by the followers of a figure such as Muhammad means we are ... More
The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction

The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Tyerman

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776182
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806550.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192806550
The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction examines this topic by bringing together issues of colonialism, cultural exchange, economic exploitation, and the relationship between ... More
2. Crusades in the eastern Mediterranean

2. Crusades in the eastern Mediterranean  

Christopher Tyerman

in The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776182
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806550.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806550
From 1095 until the end of the Middle Ages, western Europeans undertook wars in defence or promotion of their religion throughout the eastern Mediterranean, in the Iberian peninsula, the ... More

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