Religion

A Concise History of the Russian Orthodox Church

Author: 

Kent, Neil; Professor and Fellow, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Credentials: 

Author of Crimea: A History, St. Petersburg: A Cultural Guide, and many other books

Orthodox Christianity is one of the world’s major religions, and the Russian Orthodox Church is by far its largest denomination. Few know its history and spiritual richness, however. Neil Kent’s comprehensive new book fills that gap. The Russian Orthodox Church’s Eastern roots, including its dogma, canons, and practices, are explored, along with the political and military contexts in which it carried out its mission over the centuries.

Market: 
Religion, Christianity, Russia, Eurasia, Russian History, Orthodoxy, Patriarchate, Political Science
Release Date: 
September 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539059 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

A Concise History of the Russian Orthodox Church

Author: 

Kent, Neil, Professor and Fellow, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Credentials: 

Author of Crimea: A History, St. Petersburg: A Cultural Guide, and many other books

Orthodox Christianity is one of the world’s major religions, and the Russian Orthodox Church is by far its largest denomination. Few know its history and spiritual richness, however. Neil Kent’s comprehensive new book fills that gap. The Russian Orthodox Church’s Eastern roots, including its dogma, canons, and practices, are explored, along with the political and military contexts in which it carried out its mission over the centuries.

Market: 
Religion, Christianity, Russia, Eurasia, Russian History, Orthodoxy, Patriarchate, Political Science
Release Date: 
April 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539059 Hardcover; 978-1680539073 E-book
Price: 
$99.95 Hardcover, $99.95 E-book
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Catholicism and Nation in Argentina: A Jesuit View

Author: 

Agustina González Nuñez, Associate Professor of History, University of Roehampton

While much historiography has assumed that the period from 1890 to 1930 was liberal in Argentina, Agustina González Nuñez forcefully argues in Catholicism and Nation in Argentina that the Society of Jesus – the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church - proved a powerful force in shaping an alternate discourse of Argentinian nationhood.

Market: 
Political Science, Religion, Latin America, Latin American History, Philosophy, History, South America, Argentina, Nationalism, National Identity, Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church, Jesuit Order, Citizenship, Nationhood, Ideology
Release Date: 
January 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539493 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

To Tell the Truth: Fifty Years of Politics in the Promised Land

Author: 

Kuhrt, David

Credentials: 

Author of "Wittgenstein the Tartar", and "The Trojan War Has Not Been Won"

This collection of essays reflect the prolific philosopher David Kuhrt’s prescient thesis that subjectivity can be bypassed, thereby exploding the myth of positivist philosophy. In bypassing intuition with abstract ideas, “science,” as we have described it, has informed the notion of Western imperialism in the Middle East, from the dogmatic Christianity of the medieval Papacy through transnational corporate investment today.

Market: 
Philosophy, Religion, Middle East, International Relations, East-West Relations, Middle East Politics, Positivism, Subjectivism, Israel, Arab-Israeli Conflict
Release Date: 
July 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532128 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Russia’s Early Modern Orthodox Patriarchate: Apogee and Finale, 1648-1721

Author: 

Goldfrank, David, Professor Emeritus of History, Georgetown University; Kevin M. Kain, Senior Lecturer in Global Studies, University of Wisconsin (Ediitors)

Patriarch Nikon, the most energetic, creative, influential, and obstinate of Russia’s early religious leaders, dominates this book. As Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Nikon’s most important initiative was to bring Russian religious rituals into line with Greek Orthodox tradition, from which Russia’s practices had diverted. Kiev’s Monastery of the Caves served as a medium for his transmission of Greek notions. Nikon and Tsar Alexis I (r. 1645-1676) envisioned Russia’s transformed into a new Holy Land. Eventually, Nikon became a challenger for Imperial authority.

Market: 
Religion, Political Science, Eurasian Studies, Christianity, Church-State Relations, History, Russia, Russian History, Muscovy, Orthodox Christianity, Romanov Dynasty, Moscow Patriarchate, Patriarch Nikon, Kiev, Tsar Alexis I, Peter the Great, Holy Synod
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539417 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Russia’s Early Modern Orthodox Patriarchate: Foundations and Mitred Royalty, 1589-1647

Author: 

Goldfrank, David, Professor Emeritus of History, Georgetown University; Kevin M. Kain, Senior Lecturer in Global Studies, University of Wisconsin (Editors)

Focusing on one of Russia’s most powerful and wide-reaching institutions in a period of shattering dynastic crisis and immense territorial and administrative expansion, this book addresses manifestations of religious thought, practice, and artifacts revealing the permeability of political boundaries and fluid transfers of ideas, texts, people, objects, and “sacred spaces” with the rest of the Christian world.

Market: 
Religion, Political Science, Eurasian Studies, Christianity, History, Russia, Russian History, Muscovy, Orthodox Christianity, Romanov Dynasty, Moscow Patriarchate, Patriarch Filaret, Kiev, Tsar Michael
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539400 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Delivered From the Mouth of the Dragon: A Face To Face Encounter With Islamist Terrorism

Author: 

Nwaezeigwe, Nwankwo Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Delivered From the Mouth of the Dragon: A Face To Face Encounter With Islamist Terrorism combines a critical analysis of Nigeria’s nationality problem and a brutal personal account of how the author was placed under a fatwa for speaking out against Islamization. This well formed study argues that the precarious state of political affairs in Nigeria lay in a jihadist plan that has allowed the Boko Haram insurgency to emerge. The book also chronicles political repression against opponents of jihadism.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Terrorism, Islam, Jihad, Africa, International Studies, Nationalism, African Nationalism, Sub-Saharan Africa, Development Studies, Post-Colonialism, Developing World, Boko Haram
Release Date: 
June 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531107 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
378
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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The Jewish Community in New England

Author: 

Warwick, Keith, California writer and civil engineer

The purpose of The Jewish Community in New England is to inform readers about the Jewish community in each of the six New England States: Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Factual, inspirational, and poetic, it serves as a scholarly guide to institutions of Jewish life in this dynamic American region. Stocked with valuable information about community, schools, restaurants, and synagogues, Keith Warwick’s study will appeal to members of the Jewish community, sociologists, teachers, cultural anthropologists, and the general reader.

Market: 
American Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Jewish Studies, Judaism, Jewish History, American History, Sociology, Identity Studies, New England, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
Release Date: 
June 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531138 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Chronicles of The First and Second Chechen Wars

Author: 

Milyukov, Ilya: Attorney and Writer

Presented by Russian author and attorney Ilya Milyukov, Chronicles of the First and Second Chechen War presents the main events of the First (1994-1996) and Second (1999-2009) Wars in Chechnya, Russia’s deadliest conflicts since World War II.

Market: 
International Relations, Political Science, War Studies, Eurasian Studies, Russia, Identity Politics, Islam, Chechnya, Caucasus
Release Date: 
May 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680530933 Hardcover
Price: 
$199.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Next Stop, Tehran: The Neoconservative Campaign For War in Iran

Author: 

Davis, Rohan, Ph.D. RMIT University in Melbourne

Credentials: 

Author of Western Imaginings: The Intellectual Contest to Define Wahhabism

As the beating drums within the United States for a war with Iran grow louder, it is important, now more than ever, to understand precisely how and why neo-conservatives have chosen to orchestrate a sustained and coordinated campaign for a U.S. attack on Iran, or short of that, support an Israeli strike against the Islamic Republic's nuclear technology facilities. This campaign is aimed at convincing U.S.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Middle East Studies, Jewish Studies, Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy, Iran, Islamic Studies, War Studies, Neo-Conservatism, American Politics, Interest Groups, Nuclear Policy
Release Date: 
February 20, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532296 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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