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Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

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Description for Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World Paperback. The role of memory in shaping religion in the ancient cities of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Editor(s): Bommas, Martin; Harrisson, Juliette; Roy, Phoebe. Series: Cultural Memory and History in Antiquity. Num Pages: 320 pages, 6 illus. BIC Classification: 1QDA; HBLA; HRKP; HRLM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 236 x 158 x 18. Weight in Grams: 460.
Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World brings together scholars and researchers working on memory and religion in ancient urban environments. Chapters explore topics relating to religious traditions and memory, and the multifunctional roles of architectural and geographical sites, mythical figures and events, literary works and artefacts. Pagan religions were often less static and more open to new influences than previously understood. One of the factors that shape religion is how fundamental elements are remembered as valuable and therefore preservable for future generations. Memory, therefore, plays a pivotal role when - as seen in ancient Rome during late antiquity ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC United Kingdom
Number of pages
320
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Series
Cultural Memory and History in Antiquity
Condition
New
Number of Pages
320
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781472530530
SKU
V9781472530530
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About
Martin Bommas is senior lecturer in Egyptology at the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity at the University of Birmingham, UK. He was a research associate of Professor Jan Assmann at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, until 2000, and has published five monographs on ancient Egyptian rituals, religious texts, and memory. Juliette Harrisson is an external lecturer at ... Read more

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