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- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
This book traces the reinterpretations of the famous North African martyr text Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis in the literature of the early Church from the 3rd century up to the times of Augustine. This recontextualization reaches its peak in the so-called Acta Perpetuae that represent a radical rewriting of the original and an attempt... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 69.95
Transforming the Dead i s a collection of essays that examines culturally modified human bones and their roles as ?cultural and ritual objects? among prehistoric Eastern Woodland cultures. Previous scholarship has explored the role of human body parts in Native American cultures as trophies of war and revered ancestors. This collection discusses... more...
- Simon & Schuster 1999; US$ 9.99
Mount Sinai. For many, it is the most sacred place on Earth—the site where God descended to give Moses the Ten Commandments. Yet for centuries, mankind has not known its exact location. In this heart-pounding true story, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Howard Blum tells the enthralling account of two modern-day adventurers—Larry Williams,... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 9.95
From its earliest days, Christianity has been marked by a rich diversity of beliefs and practices. Different interpretations of Jesus? life and mission, as well as conflicting views about worship and rituals, gave rise to numerous sects in the first centuries C.E. Condemned as heretical by the official Church, these early movements were lost to history... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
The Meaning of the Nag Hammadi, now in paperback opens the with the thrilling adventure story of the discovery of the ancient Papyrii at Nag Hammadi. Muhammad Ali, the fellahin, discovered the sealed jar, he feared that it might contain a jinni, or spirit, but also had heard of hidden treasures in such jars. Greed overcame his fears and when he smashed... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 280.00
Contributions by respected European and American scholars from the field of classical and religious studies are collected in this volume. It is a representative selection of contemporary research on myths, the forms they can take, and their transformation in various environments and ages. more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00
This volume collects and contextualizes ancient sources containing the terms I"IIII"a1/2 and a1/2"II3II for students of Greek religion. All the original texts, both literary and epigraphical, are accompanied by English translations. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 42.00
This book argues that specialized cadres of virgin priestesses in ancient Greece were believed to give birth in miraculous fashion as a means of bringing forth holy political and spiritual leaders. more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
"The Book of Dead" is the common name for the ancient Egyptian funerary text known as "Spells of Coming" (or "Going") "Forth By Day." The Book of the Dead was a description of the ancient Egyptian conception of the afterlife and a collection of hymns, spells, and instructions to allow the deceased to pass through... more...