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  • La romanisation des dieuxby Alain Cadotte

    BRILL 2006; US$ 221.00

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

  • 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...

  • Introduction to World Religionsby Christopher Partridge

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    A leading textbook for world religion, this new edition is designed to help students in their study and research of the world's religious traditions. Known and valued for its balanced approach and its respected board of consulting editors, this text addresses ways to study religion, provides broad coverage of diverse religions, and offers an arresting... more...

  • Troja - Metamorphosen eines Mythosby Kordula Wolf

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 98.00

    Troja zählt zu den bekanntesten Mythen Europas. Die Autorin hinterfragt exemplarisch und vergleichend den in der historischen Forschung als selbstverständlich vorausgesetzten Zusammenhang zwischen Mythos und Identitätsstiftung bzw. Herrschaftslegitimation. Sie untersucht die Bedingungen für den Wandel und das Fortleben des Troja-Mythos im Mittelalter... more...

  • The 99th Monkeyby Eliezer Sobel

    Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Suffused with a unique brand of irreverent humor, this account recalls the autobiographical explorations of the most significant alternative communities, ashrams, gurus, shamans, and consciousness-raising seminars of the past 40 years. Serving as a human guinea pig for many of the most popular cutting-edge New Age, human potential, and spiritual experiments,... more...