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Hsia, R. Po-chia 1955-

Overview
Works: 94 works in 460 publications in 8 languages and 12,905 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks  Sources  Records and correspondence  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by R. Po-chia Hsia
Calvinism and religious toleration in the Dutch Golden Age( )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 2,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dutch society has enjoyed a reputation, or notoriety, for permissiveness from the sixteenth century to present times. The Dutch Republic in the Golden Age was the only society that tolerated religious dissenters of all persuasions in early modern Europe, despite being committed to a strictly Calvinist public Church. Professors R. Po-chia-Hsia and H.F.K. van Nierop have brought together a group of leading historians from the USA, the UK, and the Netherlands to probe the history and myth of this Dutch tradition of religious tolerance. This collection of outstanding essays reconsiders and revises contemporary views of Dutch tolerance. Taken as a whole, the volume's innovative scholarship offers unexpected insights into this important topic in religious and cultural history."--Jacket
A companion to the Reformation world by R. Po-chia Hsia( )

38 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together essays by leading scholars, this book focuses on recent work in Reformation history. The articles examine the Reformation in its broadest definition, presenting the Catholic Renewal as a continuum of the Protestant Reformation
The world of Catholic renewal, 1540-1770 by R. Po-chia Hsia( Book )

45 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition of The World of Catholic Renewal offers an updated synthesis of the vast scholarship on the history of Catholicism from the Council of Trent in the middle of the sixteenth century to the suppression of the Society of Jesus in the eighteenth century. Professor Hsia discusses the doctrinal and ecclesiastical renewal after Trent and the progress of Catholic reconquest in various lands. He analyses the social composition of the Tridentine clergy and the papal curia and studies the making of early modern sainthood and the enclosure of religious women. Encompassing art and architecture, Ronnie Hsia attempts to understand Catholic renewal as a vast historical development that shaped European civilization and also explores its expansion and encounter with non-Christian cultures in America, Africa, and Asia
The myth of ritual murder : Jews and magic in Reformation Germany by R. Po-chia Hsia( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of ritual murder trials in late medieval and early modern Germany, and the significance of magic, the occult, and the power attributed to human blood in German religious traditions and folklore based on the Christian belief in sacrifice. Focuses on the ritual murder trial in Endingen (1470), the case of Simon of Trent (1475), the Host desecration accusation in Passau (1478), and the blood libels in Regensburg (1476), Freiburg (1504), and Worms (1563). Ritual murder accusations declined after the Reformation when all forms of magic were attacked, but in Lutheran Germany ritual murder discourse survived primarily as a historical element in order to strengthen confessional identity. Ritual murder trials furnished the historical "reality" for the consolidation of the stereotype of the magical nature of Jews
Society and religion in Münster, 1535-1618 by R. Po-chia Hsia( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and German and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural translation in early modern Europe by Peter Burke( )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume gathers an international team of historians to present the practice of translation as part of cultural history. Although translation is central to the transmission of ideas, the history of translation has generally been neglected by historians, who have left it to specialists in literature and language. This book seeks to achieve an understanding of the contribution of translation to the spread of information in early modern Europe. It focuses on non-fiction: the translation of books on religion, history, politics and especially on science, or natural philosophy as it was generally known at this time. The book will appeal to scholars and students of the early modern and later periods, and to historians of science and of religion, as well as to anyone interested in translation studies."--Jacket
Trent 1475 : stories of a ritual murder trial by R. Po-chia Hsia( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and German and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Easter Sunday, 1475, the dead body of a two-year-old boy named Simon was found in the cellar of a Jewish family's house in Trent, Italy. Town magistrates arrested all eighteen Jewish men and one Jewish woman living in Trent on the charge of ritual murder - the killing of a Christian child in order to use his blood in Jewish religious rites. Under judicial torture and imprisonment, the men confessed and were condemned to death; their women-folk, who had been kept under house arrest with their children, denounced the men under torture and eventually converted to Christianity. A papal hearing in Rome about possible judicial misconduct in Trent made the trial widely known and led to a wave of anti-Jewish propaganda and other accusations of ritual murder against the Jews. In this engrossing book, R. Pochia Hsia reconstructs the events of this tragic persecution, drawing principally on the Yeshiva Manuscript, a detailed trial record made by authorities in Trent to justify their execution of the Jews and to bolster the case for the canonization of "little Martyr Simon." Hsia depicts the Jewish victims (whose testimonies contain fragmentary stories of their tragic lives as well as forced confessions of kidnap, torture, and murder), the prosecuting magistrates, the hostile witnesses, and the few Christian neighbors who tried in vain to help the Jews. Setting the trial and its documents in the historical context of medieval blood libel, Hsia vividly portrays how fact and fiction can be blurred, how judicial torture can be couched in icy orderliness and impersonality, and how religious rites can be interpreted as ceremonies of barbarism
The German people and the Reformation( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the past, scholars tended to treat the Reformation as a chapter in the history of ideas, emphasizing the thought of the major reformers and the changes in Christian doctrine. Today, however, more and more historians are asking how the revolution in theology affected the lives of ordinary men and women. Aware that religious faith is part of the larger cultural and material universe of early modern Europeans, these scholars have exploited hitherto neglected sources in an attempt to reconstruct the people's Reformation. The twelve essays commissioned for this collection represent the broad spectrum of recent scholarship in the social history of the German Reformation. Historians from various countries offer a panorama of different methodological approaches and thematic concerns. Some of the essays represent original research; others address current historiographical debates; still others offer concise syntheses of recently published monographs, including seminal works in German. The essays are centered around four themes: cities and the Reformation; the transmitting of the Reformation in print, ritual and song; women and the family; and lastly, the impact of the Reformation on education and other aspects of lay culture."--Back cover
Reform and expansion, 1500-1660( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative volume presents the history of Christianity from the eve of the Protestant Reformation to the height of Catholic Reform. In addition to in-depth coverage of the politics and theology of various reform movements in the sixteenth century, this book discusses at length the impact of the permanent schism on Latin Christendom, the Catholic responses to it, and the influence on the development of the Orthodox churches. This comprehensive and comparative overview covers the history of society, politics, theology, liturgy, religious orders, and art in the lands of Latin Christianity. In thirty chapters written by an international team of contributors the volume expands the boundaries of inquiry to the relationship between Christianity and non-Christian religions - Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism - both in Europe and in the non-European world
Social discipline in the reformation : central Europe, 1550-1750 by R. Po-chia Hsia( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jesuit in the Forbidden City : Matteo Ricci, 1552-1610 by R. Po-chia Hsia( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Italian Jesuit, Matteo Ricci was the founder of the Catholic Mission in China and one of the most famous missionaries of all time. A pioneer in bringing Christianity to China, Ricci spent twenty eight years in the country, in which time he crossed the cultural divides between China and the West by immersing himself in the language and culture of his hosts. Even 400 years later, he is still one of the best known westerners in China, celebrated for introducing western scientific and religious ideas to China and for explaining Chinese culture to Europe
In and out of the ghetto : Jewish-gentile relations in late medieval and early modern Germany( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays examine the role of economics, politics, social organization, language, and religion in the relations between Jews and non-Jews in central Europe from the fifteenth through eighteenth centuries. The authors grapple with such relevant issues as cultural identity, representation, toleration, and minority-majority relations. Individually, the essays probe the central questions of Jewish social, economic, and cultural development within the territorial states, secular and clerical, and in both rural and urban environments. Collectively, they focus more attention on the period before the emancipation of the nineteenth century and the destruction of German Jewry in the middle of the twentieth, emphasizing both continuities and discontinuities in the history of Jews in Germany
The Cambridge history of Christianity by R. Po-chia Hsia( )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a history of Christianity from the Protestant Reformation to the height of Catholic Reform, this title discusses at length the impact of the permanent schism on Latin Christendom, the Catholic responses to it, and the influence on the development of the Orthodox churches
Matteo Ricci and the Catholic mission to China, 1583-1610 : a short history with documents by R. Po-chia Hsia( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here at last is the text that many college teachers of Chinese, Asian, and world history have been waiting for: an accessible collection of primary sources on the life of the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci and the Catholic mission that he helped establish in China. Ricci's missionary career indeed constituted a key moment in modern history, for it was through his examples and recommendations that the Jesuits in China collectively adopted an accommodative approach to Chinese culture and embarked on various projects of cultural translation that resulted in the first wave of sustained interactions between Chinese and European civilizations. Instructors and students alike will benefit greatly from Hsia's lucid introduction, which sets Ricci's life story against the broader background of Portuguese Asia, Catholic renewal, and late Ming China; the pithy, informative introductory statements preceding each document; a chronological chart of major relevant events; and an excellent annotated bibliography of primary and secondary sources in multiple languages. This is a very affordable text produced at the highest academic standards."--Qiong Zhang, Associate Professor of History, Wake Forest University
Problems in the historical anthropology of early modern Europe( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and German and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to early modern Catholic global missions by R. Po-chia Hsia( Book )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the latest scholarship on Catholic missions between the 16th and 18th centuries, this collection of fourteen essays by historians from eight countries offers not only a global view of the organization, finances, personnel, and history of Catholic missions to the Americas, Africa, and Asia, but also the complex political, cultural, and religious contexts of the missionary fields. The conquests and colonization of the Americas presented a different stage for the drama of evangelization in contrast to that of Africa and Asia: the inhospitable landscape of Africa, the implacable Islamic societies of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires, and the self-assured regimes of Ming-Qing China, Nguyen dynasty Vietnam, and Tokugawa Japan
Noble patronage and Jesuit missions : Maria Theresia von Fugger-Wellenburg (1690-1762) and Jesuit missionaries in China and Vietnam by R. Po-chia Hsia( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in 4 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the West : peoples and cultures by Lynn Hunt( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly readable narrative and chronological integration of political, social and cultural history, this text captures the spirit of each age as it situates Europe within a global context. An innovative organization seamlessly connects historical events and everyday life, while the text's distinctive features introduce students to the process of historical thinking. The fully revised second edition includes superior student support, 60 additional in-text primary sources, and comprehensive treatment of the post-1945 era
Problems in the historical anthropology of early modern Europe( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in German and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ou zhou jing ji shi by Bola Qi( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in Chinese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A companion to the Reformation worldThe world of Catholic renewal, 1540-1770The myth of ritual murder : Jews and magic in Reformation GermanyCultural translation in early modern EuropeTrent 1475 : stories of a ritual murder trialThe German people and the ReformationReform and expansion, 1500-1660A Jesuit in the Forbidden City : Matteo Ricci, 1552-1610
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Xia, Bojia 1953-

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