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Religious Exemption in pre-Modern Eurasia – special issue

I’m very pleased to announce the publication just a couple of days ago of a special issue in the journal Medieval Worlds, on the theme of religious exemption in Eurasia c. 300 to 1300.  The special issue is based on a conference I organised here in Sheffield in 2016, together with some specially commissioned articles to round it out.  All the articles are open access: I’ve copied in the links below for convenience (each opens a pdf file).

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(some of the) places mentioned in the special issue.

  1. Charles West (Sheffield) Introduction
  2. R. I. Moore (Newcastle) Treasures in Heaven: Defining the Eurasian Old Regime
  3. Kanad Sinha (Delhi) Envisioning a No-Man’s Land: Hermitage as a Site of Exemption in Ancient and Early Medieval Indian Literature
  4. Mario Poceski (Florida) The Evolving Relationship between the Buddhist Monastic Order and the Imperial States of Medieval China
  5. Kriston Rennie (Queensland) The Normative Character of Monastic Exemption in the early medieval Latin West
  6. Anne Duggan (KCL) Clerical exemption in the learned law from Gratian to the Decretals
  7. Ulrich Pagel (SOAS) Nothing to Declare: Status, Power and Religious Aspiration in the Policies of Taxation in Ancient India
  8. Antonello Palumbo (SOAS) Exemption not granted: the confrontation between Buddhism and the Chinese state in Late Antiquity and the ‘First Great Divergence’ between China and Western Eurasia
  9. Dominic Goodall (Pondicherry) and Andrew Wareham (Roehampton) The political significance of gifts of power in the Khmer and Mercian kingdoms 793-926
  10. Uriel Simonsohn (Haifa) Conversion, Manipulation, and Legal Exemption: A Few Case Studies from the Early Islamic Period
  11. Thomas Kohl (Tübingen) Religious exemption, justice, and territories around the year 1000: the forgeries of Worms
  12. Rutger Kramer (Vienna) The Exemption that Proves the Rule: Autonomy and Authority between Alcuin, Theodulf and Charlemagne (802)
  13. Judith Green (Edinburgh) From Symbiosis to Separate Spheres? England, 1163
  14. Julia McClure (Glasgow) Religious exemption and global history before 1300: concluding comments