Magic in the Roman World
Pagans, Jews and Christians
By (author) Naomi Janowitz
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Magic in the Roman World by Naomi Janowitz
Book DescriptionUsing in-depth examples of 'magical' practice such as exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of humans into divine beings, this lively volume demonstrates that the word 'magic' was used widely in late antique texts as part of polemics against enemies and sometimes merely as a term for other people's rituals. Naomi Janowitz shows that 'magical' activities were integral to late antique religious practice, and that they must be understood from the perspective of those who employed them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415202060
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A lively volume exploring the use and abuse of the word 'magic' in late antique texts.
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Author Biography - Naomi Janowitz
Naomi Janowitz is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California-Davis. She is the author of Poetics of Ascent (1989) and numerous articles on the religions of late antiquity.
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