Social history, often called the new social history, is a field of history that looks at the lived ... The older social history (before 1960) included numerous topics that were not part of the ... It is the history of an entire society from a social-historical viewpoint. ..... The historiography of religion focuses mostly on theology and church ...


Sociology of religion is the study of the beliefs, practices and organizational forms of religion ... Like those of Plato and Aristotle from ancient Greece, and Enlightenment ... Religion was considered to be an extremely important social variable in the work .... Rationalists see the history of modern societies as the rise of scientific ...


The plebeian subject matter favoured by the new social history, corresponds to ... as evidence of sociability; wills and testaments as tokens of religious belief. .... Secondly, the whole of Roman society was bedevilled by high mortality, ... The old slave-owner loved her slave; the young slave-girl was taking singing lessons.


The best books on Religious and Social History in the Ancient World .... But when you read his writing, he is a figure of infinite caution on many topics and has a much ... For many people Christian values offered a strong sense of community.


Discuss historical view of religion from a sociological perspective ... Archaeological digs have revealed ancient ritual objects, ceremonial burial sites, and other .... Religion performs the key function of providing social solidarity in a society. ... been one of the most important and controversial topics in the sociology of religion.


We recognize also that the history of the economy, society and culture is often ... of this subject group are members of other subject groups as well (Ancient and ... Popular religious and political cultures (Atkins, Peters, Watkins); The history of ...


Ancient Europe - 8000 BC to 1000 AD: An Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World ... Covers "a varied array of selected pivotal topics in intellectual history and of ... religion, politics, literature, and the biological, physical, and social sciences. ... Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society [Rutgers Restricted]


In the ancient Greek world, religion was personal, direct, and present in all areas of life. ... widespread in order for Greek government and society to function: the gods .... For the Greeks magic (mageia or goeteia) was a wide-ranging topic which ... Themis: A Study of the Social Origins of Greek Religion (Classic Reprint) .


Read and learn for free about the following article: A brief history of Western culture. ... This period includes the great early civilizations of the ancient Near East (think ... It was during this period that Islam, one of the three great monotheistic religions, was born. ... Medieval society was organized into clearly defined strata.