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).
(some of the) places mentioned in the special issue.
- Charles West (Sheffield) Introduction
- R. I. Moore (Newcastle) Treasures in Heaven: Defining the Eurasian Old Regime
- Kanad Sinha (Delhi) Envisioning a No-Man’s Land: Hermitage as a Site of Exemption in Ancient and Early Medieval Indian Literature
- Mario Poceski (Florida) The Evolving Relationship between the Buddhist Monastic Order and the Imperial States of Medieval China
- Kriston Rennie (Queensland) The Normative Character of Monastic Exemption in the early medieval Latin West
- Anne Duggan (KCL) Clerical exemption in the learned law from Gratian to the Decretals
- Ulrich Pagel (SOAS) Nothing to Declare: Status, Power and Religious Aspiration in the Policies of Taxation in Ancient India
- 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
- Dominic Goodall (Pondicherry) and Andrew Wareham (Roehampton) The political significance of gifts of power in the Khmer and Mercian kingdoms 793-926
- Uriel Simonsohn (Haifa) Conversion, Manipulation, and Legal Exemption: A Few Case Studies from the Early Islamic Period
- Thomas Kohl (Tübingen) Religious exemption, justice, and territories around the year 1000: the forgeries of Worms
- Rutger Kramer (Vienna) The Exemption that Proves the Rule: Autonomy and Authority between Alcuin, Theodulf and Charlemagne (802)
- Judith Green (Edinburgh) From Symbiosis to Separate Spheres? England, 1163
- Julia McClure (Glasgow) Religious exemption and global history before 1300: concluding comments