Religions of the Ancient World
Edited by Sarah Iles Johnston
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Religions of the Ancient World by Sarah Iles Johnston
Book DescriptionMaterials from ten different cultures and traditions that arose and developed in Mediterranean religions are presented side by side in an incisive study of the complexities of the ancient spiritual world, which interprets these specific beliefs, rituals, practices, gods, and cults in comparison with
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674015173
(268mm x 213mm x 40mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Religious beliefs and practices, which permeated all aspects of life in antiquity, travelled well-worn routes throughout the Mediterranean. New gods encountered in foreign lands by merchants and conquerors were often taken home to be adapted and adopted. This collection of essays offers a comparative perspective on this complex spiritual world.
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