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The Penguin handbook of ancient religions

Author: John R Hinnells
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2009.
Series: Penguin (Publisher). Penguin reference library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A vivid guide to ancient cultures and religions from around the world. It examines the development of religious belief from the cave paintings of 40,000 BCE to the discovery of the Aztecs in the sixteenth century.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Hinnells
ISBN: 9780140513646 0140513647
OCLC Number: 861328111
Notes: At head of cover title: The complete guide to early religions.
Originally published as: A handbook of ancient religions. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Description: viii, 610 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 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 Possehl --
The religion of ancient China / Edward L. Shaughnessy --
Aztecs and Inca civilizations / Philip P. Arnold.
Series Title: Penguin (Publisher). Penguin reference library.
Other Titles: Handbook of ancient religions.
Ancient religions
Responsibility: edited by John Hinnells.

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Presents an overview of the religious customs of ancient cultures. This book explores the cultural practices of popular as well as formal religion. It covers topics ranging from Palaeolithic cave art  Read more...

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