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History of Religion




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For God and Liberty: Catholicism and Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1790-1861


Pamela Voekel

April 2023

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Vatican II: A Very Short Introduction



Shaun Blanchard, Stephen Bullivant

March 2023

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction explores the backstory, event, and reception of the Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, in light of the wider history of the Catholic Church and places it in the exciting and tumultuous context of the 1960s.

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The Oxford History of the Reformation


Peter Marshall

September 2022

Oxford Histories

The Oxford History of the Reformation is the story of one of the truly epochal events in world history, and how it helped create the world we live in today

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land


Robert G. Hoyland, H. G. M. Williamson

August 2022

Oxford Illustrated History

The story of the Holy Land, encompassing the three millennia that saw the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and is highly illustrated with paintings, photographs, and ancient texts.

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The Velizh Affair: Blood Libel in a Russian Town


Eugene M. Avrutin

July 2022

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The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Timothy H. Lim

March 2017

Very Short Introductions

The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the most important finds in biblical archaeology, and have profound implications for our understanding of Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity. Timothy Lim discusses the leading interpretations of the scrolls, and how they have changed the way we understand the emergence of the Old Testament.

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