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The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World

The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World
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    Marvin A. Sweeney, Graham Cunningham, Tammi J. Schneider, Gary Beckman, P. Oktor Skaervo, David Wright, Denise M. Doxey, Philip C. Schmitz, Nanno Marinatos, Ian Rutherford, Emily Kearns, Nancy T. de Grummond, Jörg Rüpke, Dorothy Watts, William Adler, Albert de Jong, Ted Kaizer, Esther Eshel, Michael E. Stone, Hayim Lapin, Sidney H. Griffith, Françoise Dunand, Joseph Mélèze Modrzejewski, Jacques van der Vliet, Brent Shaw, Robin M. Jensen, Lynn E. Roller, Pieter W. van der Horst, Frank R. Trombley, Michele Salzman, Giancarlo Lacerenza, Dennis Trout, William van Andringa, William Klingshirn, Michael Kulikowski
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    • Date Published: March 2013
    • availability: In stock
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781107019997

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    • The Cambridge History of Religion in the Ancient World provides a comprehensive examination of the history of the religions of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world. The essays in these volumes have a broad reach, covering the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, and extending from the Bronze Age into the late Roman period. Its contributors, acknowledged experts in their fields, incorporate a wide spectrum of textual and material evidence into their analyses of their fields. The regional and historical orientations of the essays will enable readers to see how a religious tradition or movement assumed a distinctive local identity, as well as to understand how each tradition developed within its broader regional context. Supplemented with maps, illustrations, and detailed indexes, these volumes will be an excellent reference tool for scholars and students.

      • All essays are written by acknowledged authorities in their field of expertise
      • The regional focus of the essays makes it possible for readers to see how a religious tradition or movement assumed a distinctive local identity, and compare its development both elsewhere and with other religions of the same region
      • The treatment of the subject matter is synthetic and interdisciplinary, using literary, inscriptional, archaeological and other material evidence where available
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      "The book is praiseworthy for the high scholarly quality of the essays that it comprises, many of which include tables, maps figures and vast bibliographies that extend beyond sheer cited references, but also suggest further readings on specific subject that may interest the reader."
      Nordicum-Mediterraneum

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      • Date Published: March 2013
      • format: Multiple copy pack
      • isbn: 9781107019997
      • length: 1002 pages
      • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 62 mm
      • weight: 1.7kg
      • availability: In stock
    • Table of Contents

      Volume 1. From the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Era: Introduction Marvin A. Sweeney
      Part I. Mesopotamia and the Near East:
      1. Sumerian religion Graham Cunningham
      2. Assyrian and Babylonian religions Tammi J. Schneider
      3. Hittite religion Gary Beckman
      4. Zoroastrianism P. Oktor Skaervo
      5. Syro-Canaanite religions: a construct of metaphors David Wright
      6. Ancient Israelite and Judean religions Marvin A. Sweeney
      Part II. Egypt and North Africa:
      7. Egyptian religion Denise M. Doxey
      8. Phoenician and Punic religion Philip C. Schmitz
      Part III. Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean:
      9. Minoan religion Nanno Marinatos
      10. Mycenaean religion Ian Rutherford
      11. Religion in the Greek world, c.750–400 BCE Emily Kearns
      Part IV. The Western Mediterranean and Europe:
      12. Etruscan religion Nancy T. de Grummond
      13. Archaic Roman religion through the Early Republic Jörg Rüpke
      14. Celtic religion in western and central Europe Dorothy Watts
      Suggestions for further reading. Volume 2. From the Hellenistic Era to Late Antiquity: Introduction William Adler
      Part I. Iran and the Near East:
      1. Religion in Iran: the Parthian and Sassanian periods (247 BCE–654 CE) Albert de Jong
      2. Creating local religious identities in the Roman Near East Ted Kaizer
      3. Judaism in Palestine in the Hellenistic-Roman periods Esther Eshel and Michael E. Stone
      4. Post-70 Judaism in Judaea and the Near East Hayim Lapin
      5. Christianity in Syria Sidney H. Griffith
      Part II. Egypt and North Africa:
      6. Traditional religion in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt Françoise Dunand
      7. Judaism in Egypt Joseph Mélèze Modrzejewski
      8. Ancient Egyptian Christianity Jacques van der Vliet
      9. Cult and belief in Punic and Roman Africa Brent Shaw
      10. Christianity in Roman Africa Robin M. Jensen
      Part III. Greece and Asia Minor:
      11. Religions of Greece and Asia Minor Lynn E. Roller
      12. Judaism in Asia Minor Pieter W. van der Horst
      13. Christianity in Asia Minor: observations on the epigraphy Frank R. Trombley
      Part IV. Italy, Roman Gaul, and Spain:
      14. Roman religion: cult and belief in Rome and Italy Michele Salzman
      15. Judaism in Italy and the West Giancarlo Lacerenza
      16. Christianity in Italy Dennis Trout
      17. Religions and cities in Roman Gaul (first to fourth centuries CE) William van Andringa
      18. Christianity in Gaul William Klingshirn
      19. Religions of Roman Spain Michael Kulikowski
      Suggestions for further reading
      Maps.

    • General Editor

      Michele Renee Salzman, University of California, Riverside
      Michele Renee Salzman is Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of three books and numerous articles, including On Roman Time: The Codex-Calendar of 354 and the Rhythms of Urban Life in Late Antiquity (1990), The Making of a Christian Aristocracy (2002) and (with Michael Roberts) The Letters of Symmachus: Book 1, a translation, introduction and commentary (2011). She is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Archaeology and on the Executive Committee of the American Academy in Rome.

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      Marvin A. Sweeney, Graham Cunningham, Tammi J. Schneider, Gary Beckman, P. Oktor Skaervo, David Wright, Denise M. Doxey, Philip C. Schmitz, Nanno Marinatos, Ian Rutherford, Emily Kearns, Nancy T. de Grummond, Jörg Rüpke, Dorothy Watts, William Adler, Albert de Jong, Ted Kaizer, Esther Eshel, Michael E. Stone, Hayim Lapin, Sidney H. Griffith, Françoise Dunand, Joseph Mélèze Modrzejewski, Jacques van der Vliet, Brent Shaw, Robin M. Jensen, Lynn E. Roller, Pieter W. van der Horst, Frank R. Trombley, Michele Salzman, Giancarlo Lacerenza, Dennis Trout, William van Andringa, William Klingshirn, Michael Kulikowski

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