The Cambridge History of Religion in the Ancient World : Volume 2 From the Hellenistic Age to Late Antiquity
Cambridge University Press, 2012-07-31
EAN 9780521858311, ISBN10: 0521858313
Hardcover, 551 pages, 16.3 x 23.1 x 4.1cm
The Cambridge History of Religion in the Classical World provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the religions of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world. The nineteen essays in this volume begin with the Hellenistic age and extend to the late Roman period. Its contributors, all acknowledged experts in their fields, analyze a wide spectrum of textual and material evidence. An essay by the General Editor sets out the central questions, themes and historical trends considered in Volumes I (not included) and II.
An essay by William Adler introduces the chapters of Volume II. The regional and historical orientations of the essays will enable readers to see how a religious tradition or movement assumed a distinctive local identity, and consider its development within a broader regional and Mediterranean context. Supplemented with maps, illustrations, and detailed indexes, the volume is an excellent reference tool for scholars of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world.