The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World

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  • Copyright: 2013-03-18
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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The Cambridge History of Religion in the Ancient World provides a comprehensive examination of the history of the religions of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world. The essays in these volumes have a broad reach, covering the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, and extending from the Bronze Age into the late Roman period. Its contributors, acknowledged experts in their fields, incorporate a wide spectrum of textual and material evidence into their analyses of their fields. The regional and historical orientations of the essays will enable readers to see how a religious tradition or movement assumed a distinctive local identity, as well as to understand how each tradition developed within its broader regional context. Supplemented with maps, illustrations, and detailed indexes, these volumes will be an excellent reference tool for scholars and students.

Table of Contents

From the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Era: Introduction Marvin A. Sweeney
Mesopotamia and the Near East
Sumerian religion Graham Cunningham
Assyrian and Babylonian religions
Hittite religion
Syro-Canaanite religions: a construct of metaphors
Ancient Israelite and Judean religions
Egypt and North Africa
Egyptian religion
Phoenician and Punic religion
Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean
Minoan religion
Mycenaean religion Ian Rutherford
Religion in the Greek world, c.750-400 BCE
The Western Mediterranean and Europe
Etruscan religion
Archaic Roman religion through the Early Republic
Celtic religion in western and central Europe
Suggestions for further reading
From the Hellenistic Era to Late Antiquity
Iran and the Near East
Religion in Iran: the Parthian and Sassanian periods (247 BCE-654 CE)
Creating local religious identities in the Roman Near East
Judaism in Palestine in the Hellenistic-Roman periods
Post-70 Judaism in Judaea and the Near East
Christianity in Syria Sidney
Egypt and North Africa
Traditional religion in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt
Judaism in Egypt
Ancient Egyptian Christianity
Cult and belief in Punic and Roman Africa
Christianity in Roman Africa
Greece and Asia Minor
Religions of Greece and Asia Minor
Judaism in Asia Minor
Christianity in Asia Minor: observations on the epigraphy
Italy, Roman Gaul, and Spain
Roman religion: cult and belief in Rome and Italy
Judaism in Italy and the West
Christianity in Italy
Religions and cities in Roman Gaul (first to fourth centuries CE)
Christianity in Gaul
Religions of Roman Spain
Suggestions for further reading
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