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Figure of Christ in Contemporary Photography
ISBN: HB: 9781789142082, Reaktion Books, June 2020
336 pp., 28x22 cm, 218 illus., 200 in colour
In the first book devoted to representations of Jesus Christ in contemporary photography, Nathalie Dietschy presents a rich range of images from the 1980s to the present day. Acclaimed photographers such as Catherine Opie, Wang Qingsong, Joan Fontcu...
Acts Against God A Short History of Blasphemy
ISBN: HB: 9781789142013, Reaktion Books, March 2020
224 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
A phenomenon that spans human experience, from the ancient world right up to today's ferocious religious debates, blasphemy is an act of individuals, but also a widespread and constant presence in cultural, political and religious life. "Acts Against...
Burned Alive Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition
ISBN: HB: 9781780238968, Reaktion Books, June 2018
304 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 21 illus.
In 1600 the Catholic Inquisition condemned the philosopher Giordano Bruno for his heretical beliefs. He was then burned alive in a public place in Rome. Historians, scientists and teachers usually deny that Bruno was condemned for his beliefs about t...
Faith and Sword A Short History of Christian-Muslim Conflict (Second Expanded Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9781780236728, Reaktion Books, September 2016
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 5 illus.
?"Faith and Sword" gives a wide-ranging and detailed survey of what has arguably been the longest conflict in human history – a conflict that continues, in a new form, to this day. The overtly religious Christian-Muslim struggle lasted for nearly thi...
Many Faces of Christ Portraying the Holy in the East and West, 300 to 1300
ISBN: HB: 9781780232683, Reaktion Books, February 2014
256 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 110 illus.
It is common to think of Jesus of Nazareth's main physical characteristics as including long, wavy, blondish hair and a short beard. Yet the Holy Scriptures are silent about Christ's features, and his representations are hardly consistent in early Ch...
City and Cosmos The Medieval World in Urban Form
ISBN: HB: 9781861894410, Reaktion Books, July 2009
256 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 47 black&white illus., 18 colour illus.
"City and Cosmos" is an exploration of "the city" represented in the medieval imagination. Keith D. Lilley shows that, to the medieval mind, the city was not merely a "collection of houses", it was an idea rich in Christian symbolism and cosmological...