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New books edited by Nikolas Jaspert

Aug 02, 2017

Prof. Nikolas Jaspert, designated Director of the Cluster "Asia and Europe", co-edited two new volumes: „Locating Religions. Contact, Diversity, and Translocality“ and „Die Kreuzzugsbewegung im römisch-deutschen Reich (11.-13. Jahrhundert)“. The volumes were published in 2016 and 2017 with Brill.

The collection of articles in "Locating Religions. Contact, Diversity, and Translocality" are an innovative contribution to religious studies, picking up concepts developed in the wake of the so-called 'spatial turn'. Religions are always located in a certain cultural and spatial environment but often tend to locate, or translocate, themselves beyond that original setting. Also, many religious traditions are not only tied to, or associated with, the area its respective adherent lives in. In fact, they are 'bi-local' or even 'multi-local', as they closely relate to various spatial centers or plains at once. This spatial diversity, inherent to many religions, is a corollary to religious diversity or plurality that merits in-depth research. The articles in this volume present important findings from a series of settings within and between Asia and Europe."

"Locating Religions. Contact, Diversity, and Translocality" was published with Brill within the book series “Dynamics in the History of Religions” and co-edited together with Prof. Reinhold Glei. Find out more information about the book on the publisher's website.

Already in 2016, Nikolas Jaspert edited another volume with Prof. Stefan Tebruck on "Die Kreuzzugsbewegung im römisch-deutschen Reich (11.-13. Jahrhundert)". It was published with Thorbecke in 2016. The contributions gathered in this volume examine medieval transmediterranean entanglements between the Roman-German Empire and Palestine. They also explore the Central European prerequisites for the crusades as well as their repercussions on the empire. Find out more about the book on the publisher's website.

Prof. Dr. Nikolas Jaspert is Professor of Medieval History at Heidelberg University and former member of project A28 "Commerce in Sicily" at the Cluster "Asia and Europe". He has published on the history of the Iberian Peninsula, Mediterranean History, the crusades, medieval religious orders and urban history.


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