By Matthias Bley, Nikolas Jaspert, Stefan Kock
Edited by means of Matthias Bley (University of Heidelberg), Nikolas Jaspert (University of Heidelberg) and Stefan Köck (Rühr college Bochum).
While comparative reviews on purity and impurity provided within the final many years have more often than not targeting the traditional global or on smooth advancements, this quantity focusses the hitherto relatively ignored interval among ca. three hundred and 1600 c. E. the gathering is cutting edge since it not just combines papers on either eu and Asian cultures but in addition considers a large choice of religions and confessions. The articles are written by way of best specialists within the box and are provided in six systematic sections. This analytical categorization allows realizing the useful spectrum that the binomial purity and impurity might hide in prior societies. the quantity hence provides an in-depth comparative research of a class of paramount significance for interfaith kin and techniques of transfer.
Nikolas Jaspert, Ph.D. (1995), is Professor for medieval heritage on the collage of Heidelberg. He has released at the background of the Iberian Peninsula, mediterranean background, the crusades, and on medieval non secular orders and concrete history.
Stefan Köck acquired his M.A., Ph.D. 2007 in jap historical past (Ruhr-Universität Bochum). seeing that 2006 he's lecturer in eastern historical past on the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and coeditor of the Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung. His learn curiosity is esoteric Buddhism within the jap center ages.
Matthias Bley, M.A., is a educating Assistant on the college of Heidelberg. His learn pursuits hide notions of purity and defilement in medieval Christianity, the crusades and mediterranean history.
Contributors are: Aziz al-Azmeh, Matthias Bley, Sven Bretfeld, Miriam Czock, Licia Di Giacinto, Hans-Werner Goetz, Elisabeth Hollender, Nikolas Jaspert, Stefan Köck, Stefan Leder, Hanna Liss, Christopher MacEvitt, Hermann-Josef Röllicke, Paolo Santangelo, Ephraim Shoham-Steiner.