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  • History of Religious Ideas, Volume 2by Mircea Eliade; Willard R. Trask

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    In volume 2 of this monumental work, Mircea Eliade continues his magisterial progress through the history of religious ideas. The religions of ancient China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman religion, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, the Hellenistic period, the Iranian syntheses, and the birth of Christianity?all... more...

  • Daryush Shayegan interkulturell gelesenby Afsaneh Gächter

    Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 7.25

    Der iranische Indologe und Philosoph Daryush Shayegan, geboren 1935 in Teheran/Iran, setzt nach dem Besuch der französischen Saint-Louis-Schule in Teheran seine Gymnasialzeit im Badingham College in England fort. Anschließend studiert er in Genf Politikwissenschaften und Philosophie. Er entdeckt dabei bald sein Interesse für indische Religionen und... more...

  • Rethinking the Space for Religionby Catharina Raudvere; Krzysztof Stala; Trine Stauning Willert

    Nordic Academic Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    A broad discussion about how history and religion contribute to identity politics in contemporary Europe, this book provides case studies exemplifying how public intellectuals and academics have taken an active part in the construction of recent and traditional pasts. Instead of repeating the simplistic explanation as a ?return of religion,? this... more...

  • Religious Dissent in the Roman Empireby Vasily Rudich

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire is the third installment in Vasily Rudich?s trilogy on the psychology of discontent in the Roman Empire at the time of Nero. Unlike his earlier books, it deals not with political dissidence, but with religious dissent, especially in its violent form. Against the broad background of Second Temple Judaism and... more...

  • The Da?va Cult in the G?th?sby Amir Ahmadi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Addressing the question of the origins of the Zoroastrian religion, this book argues that the intransigent opposition to the cult of the da?vas , the ancient Indo-Iranian gods, is the root of the development of the two central doctrines of Zoroastrianism: cosmic dualism and eschatology (fate of the soul after death and its passage to the other world).... more...

  • The Religion of the Ancient Celtsby J. A. MacCulloch

    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...

  • Sacred Books of the Eastby Epiphanius Wilson; Various

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.99

    Sacred Books of the East includes selections from the Vedic Hymns, Zend-Avesta, Dhammapada, Upanishads, the Koran, and the Life of Buddha, with critical and biographical sketches by Epiphanius Wilson more...

  • The Religion of the Ancient Celtsby J. A. MacCulloch

    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...

  • Die Amazonenby Hedwig Appelt

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 16.55

    Diese einzigartige Nacherzählung eines uralten Mythos schildert die Herkunft und Geschichte der Amazonen. Einfühlsam zeichnet Hedwig Appelt das dramatische Schicksal der drei großen Königinnen Hippolyte, Penthesilea und Thalestris nach, die letztlich an ihrer verbotenen Liebe zu den griechischen Helden Theseus, Achilles und Alexander dem Großen zugrunde... more...

  • Einführung in die griechische Götterlehreby Peter Busch; Jürgen Zangenberg

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 109.64

    L. Annaeus Cornutus lebte im 1. Jahrhundert n. Chr. und hatte als stoischer Philosoph in Rom eine große Wirkungsgeschichte. Neben zahlreichen anderen Werken ist vor allem eine ?Einführung in die griechische Götterlehre? unter dem Namen des Cornutus überliefert. Das vergleichsweise kurze Werk, in dem die Mythologie Homers und Hesiods in stoischer Weise... more...