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Bremmer, Jan N.

Works: 102 works in 426 publications in 1 language and 11,550 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Other, Honoree, Originator, Creator
Classifications: BL782, 292.08
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Most widely held works by Jan N Bremmer
Between poverty and the pyre moments in the history of widowhood by Jan N Bremmer( file )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
This interdisciplinary collection of studies is the first ever to shed light on a fascinating & much neglected aspect of women's history: widows. The contributors present facets of widows' lives from religious and moral to legal obligations
Greek religion and culture, the Bible, and the ancient Near East by Jan N Bremmer( Computer File )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,042 libraries worldwide
"In the last decades there has been an increasing interest in the relationship between Greek religion & culture and the Ancient Near East. This book contributes greatly to this interest by studying the Near Eastern background of important Greek myths, such as those of the creation of the world and the first woman, the Flood, the Golden Fleece, the Titans and travelling seers, but also of the births of Attis and Asclepius as well as the origins of the terms 'paradise' and 'magic'. It also shows that, in turn, Greek literature influenced Jewish stories of divine epiphanies and that the Greek scapegoat myths and rituals contributed to the central Christian notion of atonement."--Jacket
The gods of ancient Greece identities and transformations ( file )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 945 libraries worldwide
The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Although Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus and Hermes are household names, it is much less clear what these divinities meant and stood for in ancient Greece. In fact, they have been very much neglected in modern scholarship. This book brings together a team of international scholars with the aim of remedying this situation and generating new approaches to the nature and development of the Greek gods in the period from Homer until Late Antiquity. The book looks at individual gods, but also asks to what extent cult, myth and literary genre determine the nature of a divinity. How do the Greek gods function in a polytheistic pantheon and what is their connection to the heroes? What is the influence of philosophy? What does archaeology tell us about the gods? In what way do the gods in Late Antiquity differ from those in classical Greece? This book presents a synchronic and diachronic view of the gods as they functioned in Greek culture until the triumph of Christianity.-- Publisher description
The early Greek concept of the soul by Jan N Bremmer( Book )
16 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 931 libraries worldwide
A Cultural history of gesture by Jan N Bremmer( Book )
33 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 905 libraries worldwide
Interpretations of Greek mythology by Jan N Bremmer( Book )
29 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 libraries worldwide
Myths, martyrs, and modernity studies in the history of religions in honour of Jan N. Bremmer by Jitse H. F Dijkstra( file )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 873 libraries worldwide
This volume in honour of Jan N. Bremmer contains the contributions of numerous students, colleagues, and friends offered to him on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Throughout his career, Bremmer has distinguished himself as an internationally renowned scholar of religion both past and present, including first and foremost Greek and Roman religion, but also early Christianity and post-classical developments in religion and spirituality. In line with these three main areas of Bremmera (TM)s research, the volume is divided into three parts, bringing together contributions from distinguished sch
Greek religion by Jan N Bremmer( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
Ancient Greek religion was embedded in society rather than comprising a separate institution. Practice was communal and public, without a religious establishment, although there were priests. It was dominated by men, and communicated orally without written sources. Belief was polytheistic, with no strong boundaries for sacred versus profane. The focus of belief was on the present life, and social meaning and order were maintained through the religion
From Sappho to De Sade : moments in the history of sexuality by Jan N Bremmer( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
The rise and fall of the afterlife : the 1995 Read-Tuckwell lectures at the University of Bristol by Jan N Bremmer( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
"The afterlife is still very much alive in Western civilisation, even though the truth of its existence is no longer universally accepted. Surprisingly, however, heaven, hell and the immortal soul were all ideas which arrived relatively late in the ancient world. Originally Greece and Israel - the cultures that gave us Christianity - had only the vaguest ideas of an afterlife. So where did these concepts come from and why did they develop?" "This perceptive and intriguing book concludes that every period gets the afterlife it deserves. It will be of interest to all those interested in what other cultures have believed about life after death, as well as being a standard work for students and researchers in ancient religions, cultural history, and the history and sociology of religion."--BOOK JACKET
A Cultural history of humour : from antiquity to the present day by Jan N Bremmer( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Roman myth and mythography by Jan N Bremmer( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Perpetua's passions : multidisciplinary approaches to the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis ( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Perpetua's Passions is a collection of studies about Perpetua, a young female Christian martyr who was executed in 203 AD. Like her spiritual guide, Saturus, Perpetua left a diary, and a few years after their deaths a fellow Christian collected these writings and supplied them with an introduction and epilogue: the so-called Passion of Perpetua. The result is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic works of antiquity, which the present volume examines from awide range of perspectives: literary, narratological, historical, religious, psychological, and philosophical viewpoints follow upon a n
The strange world of human sacrifice ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
The Apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
The Apocryphal Acts of Peter : magic, miracles, and gnosticism ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
The metamorphosis of magic from late antiquity to the early modern period ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Sacred history and sacred texts in early Judaism : a symposium in honour of A.S. van der Woude ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
The Apocalypse of Peter by Jan N Bremmer( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
The Apocryphal Acts of Andrew ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bremmer, J. N.
Bremmer, J.N., 1944-
Bremmer, J. N. (Jan N.)
Bremmer, J. N. (Jan Nicolaas)
Bremmer, Jan.
Bremmer, Jan, 1944-
Bremmer, Jan N.
Bremmer, Jan N., 1944-
Bremmer, Jan N. (Jan Nicolaas), 1944-
Bremmer, Jan Nicolaas 1944-
Nicolaas Bremmer, Jan
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