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- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1994; US$ 47.99
In this fresh consideration of the origins of the ancient Greeks' ideas and practices concerning their own past, Carla M. Antonaccio demonstrates that hero cult and ancestor cult persisted, throughout the Iron Age, long before epic poetry's heroic narratives were widely disseminated. Although it was not until the dissolution of Iron Age societies that... more...
Die Wahrnehmung anderer Religionen und christlich-abendländisches Selbstverständnis im frühen und hohen Mittelalter (5.-12. Jahrhundert)De Gruyter 2013; US$ 70.00
How Western Christians perceived other religions during the Middle Ages is an important topic for cultural historians. Taking into consideration a broad range of temporal, spatial, and genre-related terminology, this study examines how the religions known to Western Christianity at the time were understood, classified, assessed, and compared.... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00
Bernhard Linke provides a cogent introduction to the religious world of antiquity and a broad perspective on the immense body of scholarly literature on ancient religion. His comparative presentation of religious world-views in Greece and Rome sharpens the reader?s awareness of the differences between them despite their many commonalities.... more...
- Lexington Books 2001; US$ 47.99
Gathered in this one volume, But Not Philosophy provides useful and thought-provoking introductions to seven major 'schools' of non-Western thought: Mesopotamian, ancient African, Hindu, Confucian, Buddhist, Islamic, and North American Indian. Anastaplo studies ancient literary epics and legal codes and examines religious traditions and systems of... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 14.99
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Holy men, both pagan and Christian are persistent and puzzling figures in the religious life of the Roman Empire. In this first historical study of Holy Men for more than half a century, Dr Anderson applies techniques of literary analysis to throw light on the lifestyles and behaviour of these figures, from Jesus Christ to Peregrinus Proteus to dio... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 119.95
This book honors Hestia, the goddess of the hearth. It fills the gaping void in exclusive scholarship on Hestia and explores her as a pop culture icon in a quest to grasp her relevance for people today. Thinking about Hestia as an archetype of focus and centeredness may offer soulful refuge from the e-chatter overload that people face in their daily... more...
- 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...