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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Religion, Language and Community in the Roman Near East

Fergus Millar.

December 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: History of Religion. 150 pages.

This book explores the way in which different ethnic, religious and linguistic communities co-existed and conflicted in the Roman Near East in the three centuries between the conversion of...

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French Jews: Between Citizenship and Community

Pierre Birnbaum.

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XI: Values, Interests, and Identity

May 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 6876 words.

Since the time of the French Revolution, the French state, regarding itself as the sole source of rationality, has looked with ill favor on all forms of community organization that could...

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Abbots and Priors in their Community

Martin Heale.

in The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion. 22680 words.

This chapter considers the internal role of the late medieval superior. The abbot of the Benedictine Rule was to be the spiritual father of his monks, but by the later Middle Ages the...

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Deviant Women and the Urban Community

Simone Laqua-O’Donnell.

in Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion. 11980 words.

This chapter looks at the ways in which two very different ‘groups’ of women—unmarried servant girls and married burgher women—were perceived and treated by the secular authorities and the...

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The “family-community” Model in Haredi Society

Peter Y. Medding.

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: Volume XIV: Coping with Life and Death: Jewish Families in the Twentieth Century

May 1999; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 6819 words.

In the historical and economic reality of Eastern Europe in the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, the Lithuanian yeshivah and its “society of scholars” did not...

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Collecting Community

Tobias Metzler.

in Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History

December 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 13377 words.

This chapter examines the history of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany and its role in the sustaining and defending of a particular concept of urban Jewish culture. It explains that the...

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Configuring Community in Colonial and Precolonial Imaginaries

Anne Murphy.

in Religious Interactions in Modern India

March 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Asian History. 8517 words.

Addressing the question of the formation of a religious community by way of discussion of religious property regimes, the chapter follows the Sikh case over consecutive stages, concluding...

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Order and Identity in Women’s Communities

Alison More.

in Fictive Orders and Feminine Religious Identities, 1200-1600

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); History of Religion. 13883 words.

Texts associated with women’s houses and writings of female religious show that women were active in educating the sisters under their care and shaping the identities of their communities....

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Religious Communities, Local Churches, and the Laity, 867–1066

Thomas Pickles.

in Kingship, Society, and the Church in Anglo-Saxon Yorkshire

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); History of Religion. 21213 words.

Chapter 6 considers the development of the church at a local level from 867 to 1066. It uses Domesday Book, diplomas, the archaeology of settlements and cemeteries, the corpus of stone...

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Pistis, Fides, and the Structure of Divine–Human Communities

Teresa Morgan.

in Roman Faith and Christian Faith

May 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Religion. 14781 words.

This chapter argues that pistis is central not only to the shape of the divine–human community on earth but also to the eschatological kingdom or household of God, and that pistis and other...

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Creating Saints and Communities

Christian C. Sahner.

in Christian Martyrs under Islam

August 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 19340 words.

This chapter considers what hagiography meant as a genre of literature in the postconquest period. It investigates the rhetorical goals of these texts, arguing that many were written by...

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Education and Community Formation

Jack Tannous.

in The Making of the Medieval Middle East

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 9153 words.

This chapter studies Christian education in the post-Chalcedonian Middle East. It is unlikely that an attempt would be made to educate all young Christian boys—the need for child labor in...

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Fiunt, non nascuntur Christiani: Conversion, Community, and Christian Identity in Late Antiquity

Andrew Louth.

in Being Christian in Late Antiquity

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Early Christianity. 4901 words.

Late antiquity sees a change within the Christian community from a community of converts to a community into which people were born as babies. The huge problems that this shift posed for...

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Jews and Samaritans in a Greek Christian World

Fergus Millar.

in Religion, Language and Community in the Roman Near East

December 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 23379 words.

This chapter focuses on the presence of large settled populations of Jews and Samaritans, both urban and rural, in Palestine in the first to fourth centuries, and how Jewish identity and...

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From Race Relations to Community Relations

Allan W. Austin.

in Quaker Brotherhood

September 2012; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 13588 words.

This chapter explores the activities of the Race Relations Committee, which was established in 1943 and remained after World War II. The new committee created several integrated projects...

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Australia and the Jewish Community of Palestine: 1915–1941

Chanan Reich.

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XI: Values, Interests, and Identity

May 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 9122 words.

This chapter sets straight the historical record regarding the period 1915–41. The evidence presented here demonstrates that Australia, as led by Prime Ministers Joseph Aloysius Lyons and...

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Sharman Kadish, Bolsheviks and British Jews: The Anglo-Jewish Community, Britain and the Russian Revolution. London: Frank Cass, 1992. xiv + 298 pp.

Lloyd P. Gartner.

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XI: Values, Interests, and Identity

May 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 775 words.

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Reflections on Reciprocity

Kathryn A. Miller.

in Religion and Trade

September 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion. 9543 words.

The captive trade was one of the flourishing businesses along the coasts of North Africa and eastern Spain during the Middle Ages. Yet, while war, fear, or profit was behind the enslavement...

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Islam and Imperialism in East Africa

Felicitas Becker.

in Islam and the European Empires

September 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9005 words.

This chapter focuses on Islam in East Africa from about 1870 to the 1950s. In this region, initially dominated by the imperial ambitions of the Muslim sultanate of Zanzibar, Islamic...

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Cross-Cultural Business Cooperation in the Dutch Trading World, 1580–1776

Cátia Antunes.

in Religion and Trade

September 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion. 9291 words.

A broad historiographical consensus regards families and religious communities as possessing efficient tools to curb economic misbehavior and, therefore, as playing a significant role in...

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