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  • The Variety of Local Religious Life in the Near Eastby

    BRILL 2008; US$ 166.00

    This interdisciplinary collection of articles brings out the variety of local and regional patterns of worship in the Near East, and in this manner contributes to our quest for understanding the polytheistic cults of the region as a whole. more...

  • A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient Worldby Rubina Raja; ; Jö pke; rg

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions of religion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman world. • Features readings that focus on religious experience and expression in the ancient world rather... more...

  • A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythologyby Dr Gwendolyn Leick

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    The Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology covers sources from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from around 2800 to 300 BC. It contains entries on gods and goddesses, giving evidence of their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented by the texts, and defining their roles within the body of mythological narratives;... more...

  • Gods in the Desertby Glenn S. Holland

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 28.99

    Gods in the Desert explores the fascinating religious cultures of the ancient Near East. From the mysterious pyramids, tombs, and temples of Egypt to the powerful heroes, gods, and legends of Mesopotamia, Glenn Holland guides readers through the early religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria-Palestine. more...

  • Religions of the Ancient Near Eastby Daniel C. Snell

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    A 2011 history of religious life in the Ancient Near East from the beginnings of agriculture to Alexander the Great's invasion. more...

  • Religious Rivalries and the Struggle for Success in Sardis and Smyrnaby Richard S. Ascough

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    This volume, one in a series of books examining religious rivalries, focuses in detail on the religious dimension of life in two particular Roman cities: Sardis and Smyrna. The essays explore the relationships and rivalries among Jews, Christians, and various Greco-Roman religious groups from the second century bce to the fourth century ce. The... more...

  • Defining the Sacredby Nicola Laneri

    Oxbow Books 2015; US$ 25.00

    Religion is a phenomenon that is inseparable from human society. It brings about a set of emotional, ideological and practical elements that are pervasive in the social fabric of any society and characterizable by a number of features. These include the establishment of intermediaries in the relationship between humans and the divine; the construction... more...

  • Jealous Gods and Chosen Peopleby David Leeming

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    Esteemed scholar David Leeming, who has authored more than twelve books on mythology, here offers the first comprehensive narrative study of the mythology of the Middle East, that tumultuous region that was the cradle of civilization.Leeming begins with a brief, engaging history of the Middle East, spanning Neolithic cultures, the Bronze Age and the... more...

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