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  • Yearning for the New Ageby Sarah Diane Sasson

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    This biography of an unconventional woman in late 19th-century America is a study of a search for individual autonomy and spiritual growth. Laura Holloway-Langford, a "rebel girl" from Tennessee, moved to New York City, where she supported her family as a journalist. She soon became famous as the author of Ladies of the White House, which secured... more...

  • La romanisation des dieuxby Alain Cadotte

    BRILL 2006; US$ 221.00

    Presents a global study of the Roman-African pantheon. more...

  • Yoga Powersby Knut A. Jacobsen

    BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00

    The book offers a number of new insights in the history of yoga powers in the South Asian religious traditions, analyzes the position of the powers in the salvific process and in conceptions of divinity, and explores the rational explanations of the powers provided by the traditions. more...

  • Cretan Sanctuaries and Cultsby Mieke Prent

    BRILL 2006; US$ 233.00

    This volume offers a contextual study of sanctuaries and cults in Crete in the transitional period from the end of the Late Bronze Age into the Archaic period (c.1200 to 600 BC). It provides a dynamic picture of the interplay of religious tradition and societal change in a period long considered a 'Dark Age' by Classical scholarship. more...

  • Romanising Oriental Godsby Richard Gordon; Jaime Alvar

    BRILL 2008; US$ 221.00

    Argues that the alternative accounts emerging significantly underestimate the role of three major cults, of Cybele and Attis, Isis and Serapis, and Mithras. more...

  • Votives, Places and Rituals in Etruscan Religionby Margarita Gleba; Hilary Becker

    BRILL 2008; US$ 151.00

    Considering votive, mortuary and secular rituals, this volume offers a contribution to the study of Etruscan culture and gathers material, interpretations and approaches to the areas of Etruscan religion. more...

  • Instructions for the Netherworldby Alberto Bernabe; Ana Isabel Jimenez San Cristobal; Sara Olmos; Michael Chase

    BRILL 2008; US$ 188.00

    Orphic gold tables are key documents for the knowledge of rites and beliefs of Orphics, an atypical group that configured a highly original creed and that influenced powerfully over other Greek writers and thinkers. This book presents their translation and some fundamental keys for their interpretation. more...

  • Coping With the Godsby Henk Versnel

    BRILL 2011; US$ 267.00

    Abandoning monolithic approaches and embracing the possibility of inconsistencies and incongruities in Greek thought, behaviour, and culture, this book investigates how ancient Greeks could validate the complementarity of dissonant, if not contradictory, representations in e.g.polytheism, theodicy, divine omnipotence and ruler cult. more...

  • LebensUmwege: Alleinerziehendeby Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2013; US$ 14.86

    Hauptbeschreibung Alleinerziehende Mütter und Väter haben es nicht leicht: Sie überwinden große Hürden, um Beruf und Familie unter einen Hut zu bringen, und erfahren verhältnismäßig wenig Unterstützung durch Gesellschaft und Staat. Dabei gehen sie oft bis an ihre persönlichen Belastungsgrenzen. Trotzdem schaffen es die meisten - aus eigener Kraft... more...

  • L'Amour à la Wertherby Susanne Mildner

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 32.00

    Hauptbeschreibung Johann Wolfgang von Goethes Leiden des jungen Werther wurden zu einem Welterfolg. Für Madame de Staël war Werther der Repräsentant der einzig wahren Liebe, Charles de Villers bewunderte dessen "Sehnsucht, Ahndung, Schwärmerei", Stendhal benannte das Phänomen der deutschen Liebe erstmals konkret als "Amour à la Werther qui ouvre... more...