Resumen (en inglés): This book examines the rise and collapse of Mongol rule in Iran and Iraq, and its revival by a family of sultans who claimed to be the rightful heirs to the Mongol khans. The Jalayirids offers a glimpse at a long overlooked but critical period in the history of the Middle East in the late medieval period.
Licencia de uso: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
MDPI AG - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2015.
Título de la serie/colección:Religions. ISSN 2077-1444,
Colección: Directory of Open Access Books
Resumen (en inglés): The study of religion as an academic discipline is a rather recent development in colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Beginning in about the 1960s, researchers from social science backgrounds (predominately sociology) have studied religion as a social force that may impact a wide range of individual and societal outcomes. Researchers from this sociology of religion tradition have studied the impact of religion on topics such as community involvement, coping with difficult life events, crime, drug use, environmental concern, family, health and mortality, interpersonal relations, political attitudes, psychological well-being, public life, and racial attitudes. These studies have incorporated myriad research methodologies such as surveys, in-depth interviews, participant observation, and content analysis. This special issue brings together sociology of religion scholars who use these diverse methodologies to study the impact of religion on a broad range of outcomes. In doing so, this issue provides a “snapshot” of current work in the sociology of religion. At the end of each article, authors will conclude with how their work fits into the current sociology of religion literature and how others may contribute to this literature.