Archaeology and World Religion
By (author) Timothy Insoll
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Archaeology and World Religion by Timothy Insoll
Book DescriptionArchaeology and World Religion is an important new work, being the first to examine these two vast topics together. The volume explores the relationship between, and the contribution archaeology can make to the study of 'World Religions'. The contributors consider a number of questions: * can religious (sacred) texts be treated as historical documents, or do they merit special treatment? * Does archaeology with its emphasis on material culture dispel notions of the ideal/divine? * Does the study of archaeology and religion lead to differing interpretations of the same event? * In what ways does the notion of a uniform religious identity exist and is this recognisable in the archaeological record? Clearly written and up-to-date, this volume will be an indispensable research tool for academics and specialists in these fields.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415221559
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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