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- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
The principle of sacrifice is as old as human life itself. Human, animal or inanimate offerings were an essential part of an effort to handle natural disasters, secure good luck or good health, ensure success in war or commerce, in fact to produce any outcome that could better life on Earth. This fascinating book provides the first general, fully... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 126.00
The contributions of this volume discuss the usability of the concept of ?pluralization? as the guiding concept for analyzing the early modern era. The first meaning of pluralization is the increase of the representations of reality which are relevant in an area of life and culture; furthermore this term expresses the emergence of ?new? and/or alternative... more...
- Campus Verlag 2004; US$ 37.46
Hauptbeschreibung Seit Jahrhunderten leben in den Ländern Europas Menschen unterschiedlicher Religionen zusammen. Dabei können sich nationale und religiöse Zugehörigkeit wechselseitig verstärken, aber auch schwere Konflikte erzeugen. Europa bietet eine Art Labor der Geschichte, um die schwierige Beziehung zwischen Nation und Religion zu untersuchen,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
European Paganism provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of ancient pagan religions throughout the European continent. Before there where Christians, the peoples of Europe were pagans. Were they bloodthirsty savages hanging human offerings from trees? Were they happy ecologists, valuing the unpolluted rivers and mountains? In European... more...
- The Floating Press 1911; US$ 7.99
To summon a dead religion from its forgotten grave and to make it tell its story, would require an enchanter's wand. Other old faiths, of Egypt, Babylon, Greece, Rome, are known to us. But in their case liturgies, myths, theogonies, theologies, and the accessories of cult, remain to yield their report of the outward form of human belief and aspiration.... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2010; US$ 9.99
We regularly employ classically-derived expressions in our everyday language, yet many of us have little understanding of the origin of these common phrases. This title offers a look at the stories behind the expressions. It provides an introduction to classical mythology, and also offers insights into our language. more...