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A handbook of ancient religions

Author: John R Hinnells
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2007.
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"Ancient civilisations exercise an intense fascination for people the world over. This book takes the 'story' of religion as far back as Palaeolithic cave art, tracing the religious beliefs of ancient Egypt, Ugarit, Mesopotamia, ancient Israel, Greece and Rome, ancient Europe, the Indus Valley civilisation, ancient China and the Aztecs and Incas. Each set of religious beliefs and practices is described in its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Hinnells
ISBN: 0521847125 9780521847124
OCLC Number: 74987737
Description: viii, 610 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Palaeolithic art and religion / Jean Clottes and David Lewis-Williams --
Ancient Egypt / Rosalie David --
Religion in ancient Ugarit / Nicholas Wyatt --
Mesopotamia / Benjamin R. Foster --
Ancient Israel to the fall of the Second Temple / John Rogerson --
Greek religion / Susan Guettel Cole --
Religions in the Roman Empire / J.A. North --
Ancient Europe / Hilda Ellis Davidson --
The Indus civilization / Gregory L. Possehl --
The religion of ancient China / Edward L. Shaughnessy --
Aztec and Inca civilizations / Philip P. Arnold.
Other Titles: Ancient religions
Responsibility: edited by John R. Hinnells.
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A vivid, scholarly and eminently readable account of ancient religions from around the world.  Read more...

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'Recommended for academic and public libraries ...' Library Journal Review '... an excellent resource ...' Journal for the Study of the Old Testament

 
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