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New Book on Religious Dynamics

May 16, 2017

Prof. Hans Martin Krämer, Senior Fellow of the Cluster “Asia and Europe” published a book entitled “Religious Dynamics under the Impact of Imperialism and Colonialism: A Sourcebook” together with Björn Bentlage, Marion Eggert and Stefan Reichmuth. It was published by Brill Publishers, Leiden.

This sourcebook offers rare insights into a formative period in the modern history of religions. Throughout the late 19th and the early 20th centuries, when commercial, political and cultural contacts intensified worldwide, politics and religions became ever more entangled. The volume also offers a wide range of translated source texts from all over Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, thereby diminishing the difficulty of having to handle the plurality of involved languages and backgrounds. The ways in which the original authors, some prominent and others little known, thought about their own religion, its place in the world and its relation to other religions, allows for much needed insight into the shared and analogous challenges of an age dominated by imperialism and colonialism.

Hans Martin Krämer has been professor for Japanese Studies at Heidelberg University since 2012. His work has appeared in numerous German, Japanese and further international venues. Moreover, Krämer was involved as a project leader at the Cluster Asia and Europe for the projects Religion, MC7 Political Legitimation and MC7.2 Languages of Political Legitimation. He was further a group member of MC5 Global Concepts.

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