A Handbook of Ancient Religions
Edited by Professor John R. Hinnells
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Handbook of Ancient Religions by Professor John R. Hinnells
Book DescriptionAncient civilisations exercise an intense fascination for people the world over. This Handbook provides a vivid, scholarly, and eminently readable account of ancient cultures around the world, from China to India, the Middle East, Egypt, Europe, and the Americas. It examines the development of religious belief from the time of the Palaeolithic cave paintings to the Aztecs and Incas. Covering the whole of society not just the elite, the Handbook outlines the history of the different societies so that their religion and culture can be understood in context. Each chapter includes discussion of the broad field of relevant studies alerting the reader to wider debates on each subject. An international team of scholars convey their own deep enthusiasm for their subject and provide a unique study of both popular and 'official' religion in the ancient world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521847124
(228mm x 152mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Sufism in the West, Hardback (March 2006)
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Zoroastrian Diaspora, Hardback (April 2005)» View all books by Professor John R. Hinnells
Presents the study of Zoroastrian migration in history. This book is based on archival research and fieldwork in eleven countries across six continents and on a large survey questionnaire. As well as studying the Zoroastrians for their own interest, it also sets the narrative within the context of wider studies of migrant or diasporic communities.
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Author Biography - Professor John R. Hinnells
John R. Hinnells is Research Professor in the Comparative Study of Religions at Liverpool Hope University, Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at SOAS, University of London and Senior Member of Robinson College, Cambridge. He is author of Zoroastrians in Britain (1996) and The Zoroastrian Diaspora (2005). His edited works include The New Dictionary of Religions (1995/1997) and A New Handbook of Living Religions (1996/1998).
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