The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World: Volume 1: From the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Age [Paperback]

Michele Renee Salzman (Editor); Marvin A. Sweeney (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781108703130 | Published by: Cambridge University Press | Year of Publication: 2018 | Language: English 464p, Worked examples or Exercises; 2 Tables, unspecified; 26 Halftones, unspecified; 26 Halftones, black and white




The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World: Volume 1: From the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Age

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The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the religions of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world. The fourteen essays in Volume 1 begin in the third millennium BCE with the Sumerians and extend to the fourth century BCE through the fall of the Achaemenid Persian Empire and the demise of Alexander the Great. Its contributors, all acknowledged experts in their fields, analyze a wide spectrum of textual and material evidence. An introductory essay by the General Editor sets out the central questions, themes and historical trends considered in Volumes 1 and 2. Marvin A. Sweeney provides an introduction to the chapters of Volume 1. The regional and historical orientations of the essays will enable readers to see how a religious tradition or movement assumed a distinctive local identity, even as they view its development within a comparative framework. Supplemented with maps, illustrations and detailed indexes, the volume is an excellent reference tool for scholars of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Volumes 1 and 2 Michele Renee Salzman; Introduction to Volume 1 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 Joerg Rupke; 14. Celtic religion in western and central Europe Dorothy Watts; Suggestions for further reading.

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