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Turcan, Robert

Overview
Works: 163 works in 555 publications in 7 languages and 6,215 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference proceedings  Church history  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: BL805, 292.9
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Most widely held works by Robert Turcan
The cults of the Roman Empire by Robert Turcan ( Book )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gods of ancient Rome : religion in everyday life from archaic to imperial times by Robert Turcan ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is a vivid account of what their gods meant to the Romans from archaic times to late antiquity, and an exploration of the rites and rituals connected with them. After an extensive introduction into the nature of classical religion, the book is divided into three main parts: religions of the family and land; religions of the city; and religions of the empire. The book ends with the rise and impact of Christianity." "For the Romans, as the author shows, religion was less a question of belief than a form of insurance. The gods were valued according to the degree of protection they afforded against natural hazards and occult powers. They were a crucial source of tactical information in time of war and their approval was vital to the success of agriculture, marriage and childbirth. Appeasing the gods and enlisting their help involved ritual and sacrifice which required the arcane knowledge of the priesthood. Because there were so many gods, it might be hard to know which one to invoke and perilous to get it wrong. There was nothing more complicated than a Roman sacrifice or more precise than the preparation of the meal offered to the god. The slightist infringement of the priestly recipe would spoil the feast and might jeopardize the affairs of Rome itself." "Robert Turcan shows that Roman attitudes towards the gods continued to be pragmatic and opportunistic throughout the millennium covered by the book. Useful gods discovered among conquered peoples of the Empire were adopted without rejecting any from the old pantheon. Traditional worship remained strong long after the emperors converted to Christianity, and many of the early Roman Christians maintained a tactful respect for older deities." "Up-to-date in its archaeological and epigraphic evidence, and drawing extensively on a wide range of relevant literary material, this book is ideally suited for undergraduate courses in the history of Rome and its religions. Its urbane style and lightly worn scholarship will broaden its appeal to the large number of non-academic readers with a serious interest in the classical world."--BOOK JACKET
Mithra et le mithriacisme by Robert Turcan ( Book )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in French and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les religions de l'Asie dans la vallée du Rhône by Robert Turcan ( Book )
17 editions published in 1972 in 4 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einzelfund - Stadt/Vicus/Oppidum - Grab/Gräberfeld
L'erreur des religions païennes by Julius Firmicus Maternus ( Book )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mithras Platonicus : recherches sur l'hellénisation philosophique de Mithra by Robert Turcan ( Book )
16 editions published in 1975 in 5 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Sarcophages romains à représentations dionysiaques, essai de chronologie et d'histoire religieuse by Robert Turcan ( Book )
19 editions published in 1966 in French and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les cultes orientaux dans le monde romain by Robert Turcan ( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in French and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion romaine by Robert Turcan ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vivre à la cour des Césars : d'Auguste à Dioclétien (Ier-IIIe siècles ap. J.-C.) by Robert Turcan ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in French and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sénèque et les religions orientales by Robert Turcan ( Book )
11 editions published in 1967 in French and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Numismatique romaine du culte métroaque by Robert Turcan ( Book )
11 editions published in 1983 in French and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Martyrs de Lyon (177) by Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France) ( Book )
13 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Héliogabale et le sacre du soleil by Robert Turcan ( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in French and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le règne éphémère d'un empereur-prêtre qui alimenta la chronique scandaleuse de l'historiographie romaine
Histoire Auguste ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in French and Latin and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'art romain dans l'histoire : six siècles d'expressions de la romanité by Robert Turcan ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rome et ses dieux by Robert Turcan ( Book )
7 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Turcan, spécialiste d'histoire des religions et d'histoire de l'art romains, montre ici quelle est la part des dieux dans la vie des Romains, au jour le jour, dans le cycle annuel, dans les temps de la vie ou de l'histoire : aspects concrets du culte, pratiques et modalités rituelles sont évoqués
Imago antiquitatis : religions et iconographie du monde romain : mélanges offerts à Robert Turcan ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire Auguste ( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liturgies de l'initiation bacchique à l'époque romaine : (Liber) : documentation littéraire, inscrite et figurée by Robert Turcan ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Turcan, R.
Turcan, R. 1929-
Turcan, R. (Robert), 1929-
Turcan, Robert
Turcan, Robert-Alain.
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