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The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World

The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World

Volume 2. From the Hellenistic Age to Late Antiquity

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William Adler, Albert de Jong, Ted Kaizer, Esther Eshel, Michael E. Stone, Hayim Lapin, Sidney H. Griffith, Françoise Dunand, Joseph Mélèze Modrzejewski, Jacques van der Vliet, Brent Shaw, Robin M. Jensen, Lynn E. Roller, Pieter W. van der Horst, Frank R. Trombley, Michele Renee Salzman, Giancarlo Lacerenza, Dennis Trout, William van Andringa, William Klingshirn, Michael Kulikowski
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  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108703123

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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 nineteen essays in this volume begin with the Hellenistic age and extend to the late Roman period. Its contributors, all acknowledged experts in their fields, analyze a wide spectrum of textual and material evidence. An essay by the General Editor sets out the central questions, themes and historical trends considered in Volumes I and II. An essay by William Adler introduces the chapters of Volume II. The regional and historical orientations of the essays will enable readers to see how a religious tradition or movement assumed a distinctive local identity and consider its development within a broader regional and Mediterranean context. Supplemented with maps, illustrations and detailed indexes, the volume is an excellent reference tool for scholars of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world.

    • All essays are written by acknowledged authorities in their field of expertise
    • Essays are arranged regionally, making it possible for readers to see how a religious tradition or movement assumed a distinctive local identity and compare its development both elsewhere and with other religions of the same region
    • Treats subject matter synthetically, using literary, inscriptional, archaeological and other material evidence where available
    • More unified than previous studies, with each essay addressing similar issues
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    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108703123
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 10 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction William Adler
    Part I. Iran and the Near East:
    1. Religion in Iran: the Parthian and Sassanian periods (247 BCE–654 CE) Albert de Jong
    2. Creating local religious identities in the Roman Near East Ted Kaizer
    3. Judaism in Palestine in the Hellenistic-Roman periods Esther Eshel and Michael E. Stone
    4. Post-70 Judaism in Judaea and the Near East Hayim Lapin
    5. Christianity in Syria Sidney H. Griffith
    Part II. Egypt and North Africa:
    6. Traditional religion in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt Françoise Dunand
    7. Judaism in Egypt Joseph Mélèze Modrzejewski
    8. Ancient Egyptian Christianity Jacques van der Vliet
    9. Cult and belief in Punic and Roman Africa Brent Shaw
    10. Christianity in Roman Africa Robin M. Jensen
    Part III. Greece and Asia Minor:
    11. Religions of Greece and Asia Minor Lynn E. Roller
    12. Judaism in Asia Minor Pieter W. van der Horst
    13. Christianity in Asia Minor: observations on the epigraphy Frank R. Trombley
    Part IV. Italy, Roman Gaul, and Spain:
    14. Roman religion: cult and belief in Rome and Italy Michele Renee Salzman
    15. Judaism in Italy and the West Giancarlo Lacerenza
    16. Christianity in Italy Dennis Trout
    17. Religions and cities in Roman Gaul (first to fourth centuries CE) William van Andringa
    18. Christianity in Gaul William Klingshirn
    19. Religions of Roman Spain Michael Kulikowski
    Suggestions for further reading
    Maps.

  • Editor

    William Adler, North Carolina State University
    William Adler is Professor of Early Christianity and Judaism in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University. He has authored or co-authored five books dealing with early Christian literature and historiography, and has served as a visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a visiting research scholar at the University of Adelaide, University of Jena and the University of Basel.

    General Editor

    Michele Renee Salzman, University of California, Riverside
    Michele Renee Salzman is Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of three books and numerous articles, including On Roman Time: The Codex-Calendar of 354 and the Rhythms of Urban Life in Late Antiquity (1990), The Making of a Christian Aristocracy (2002) and (with Michael Roberts) The First Book of Symmachus' Letters, a translation, introduction and commentary (2011). She is on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Archaeology and on the Executive Committee of the American Academy in Rome.

    Contributors

    William Adler, Albert de Jong, Ted Kaizer, Esther Eshel, Michael E. Stone, Hayim Lapin, Sidney H. Griffith, Françoise Dunand, Joseph Mélèze Modrzejewski, Jacques van der Vliet, Brent Shaw, Robin M. Jensen, Lynn E. Roller, Pieter W. van der Horst, Frank R. Trombley, Michele Renee Salzman, Giancarlo Lacerenza, Dennis Trout, William van Andringa, William Klingshirn, Michael Kulikowski

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