Download PDF by Barbette Stanley Spaeth: The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions

By Barbette Stanley Spaeth

ISBN-10: 0521113962

ISBN-13: 9780521113960

ISBN-10: 0521132045

ISBN-13: 9780521132046

In antiquity, the Mediterranean sector used to be associated via sea and land routes that facilitated the unfold of spiritual ideals and practices one of the civilizations of the traditional global. The Cambridge spouse to old Mediterranean Religions presents an advent to the main religions of this sector and explores present study concerning the similarities and changes between them. The interval coated is from the prehistoric interval to past due antiquity, that's, ca.4000 BCE to six hundred CE. the 1st 9 essays within the quantity offer an summary of the features and ancient advancements of the most important religions of the quarter, together with these of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria-Canaan, Israel, Anatolia, Iran, Greece, Rome and early Christianity. The final 5 essays care for key issues in present study on those religions, together with violence, id, the physique, gender and visuality, taking an explicitly comparative method and providing fresh theoretical and methodological advances in modern scholarship.

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