Christianities Before Modernity



Series Editors:

  • RABIA GREGORY, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • KATHLEEN E. KENNEDY, Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine
  • SUSANNA A. THROOP, Ursinus College


Advisory Board:

  • Adnan A. Husain, Queen’s University
  • István Perczel, Central European University
  • Eyal Poleg, Queen Mary University of London
  • Carl S. Watkins, Magdalene College, Cambridge



Challenging the perception of Christianity as a unified and European religion before the sixteenth century, this series interrogates the traditional chronological, geographical, social, and institutional boundaries of premodern Christianity. Books in this series seek to rebuild the lived experiences and religious worlds of understudied people as well as landmark disputes and iconic figures by recovering underappreciated vernacular sources, situating localized problems and mundane practices within broader social contexts, and addressing questions framed by contemporary theoretical and methodological conversations. Christianities Before Modernity embraces an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, publishing on history, literature, music, theater, classics, folklore, art history, archaeology, religious studies, philosophy, gender studies, anthropology, sociology, and other areas. Grounded in original sources and informed by ongoing disciplinary disputes, this series demonstrates how premodern Christians comprised diverse and conflicted communities embedded in a religiously diverse world.


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Keywords: Christianity; history of religions; longue durée; theory and method of medieval studies; global Middle Ages; inter‐ connectivity; late antiquity; medieval and early modern studies

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