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The Ashgate Studies in Pilgrimage Series will be unveiled later this month with two volumes, Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices by Albertus Bagus Laksana and Pilgrimage, Politics and Place-Making in Eastern Europe by John Eade and Mario Katic.
David Shervington, the assistant editor for the Religion and Theology list who has worked on bringing the series to fruition, is delighted to welcome series editors Simon Coleman, Dee Dyas, John Eade and Jas’ Elsner to our publishing programme.
“We have been excited to see the response from the academic community. Our aim is for the series to become an important focal point for the academic study of pilgrimage and to gather together the work of new and established scholars across the disciplines.”
The first of the two books to launch, Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices, offers crucial insights into some of the most challenging questions in Muslim-Christian encounters and reveals the importance of shared pilgrimage tradition among Muslims and Catholics in South Central Java. This book is a comparative theological and phenomenological work on the topic of local pilgrimage that combines local sources in the vernacular and wider Muslim and Christian theological traditions.
Pilgrimage, Politics and Place-Making in Eastern Europe will also introduce the Pilgrimage Studies series. This book brings together scholars from eastern and south-eastern Europe to explore the crossing of borders in terms of the relationship between pilgrimage and politics, and the role which this plays in the process of both sacred and secular place-making.