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Title Contextualizing the sacred in the Hellenistic and Roman Near East : religious identities in local, regional, and imperial settings / edited by Rubina Raja
Imprint Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, [2017]
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Descript xvii, 254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Contextualizing the sacred ; volume 8
Contextualizing the sacred ; v. 8
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-244) and indexes
Contextualizing the sacred in the Hellenistic and Roman Near East: religious identities in local, regional, and imperial settings--a quest for new lines of enquiry / Rubina Raja -- Gods and places: local and oecumenical cults in Syria of the imperial period / Michał Gawlikowski -- Cult centres and local mythologies in Strabo's and Pliny's Near East / Ted Kaizer -- Makedonische Götter in Syrien und Kleinasien: Erwägungen zur Identität der Siedler in hellenistischen Stadtgrüngen / Frank Daubner -- Die hohen Vertreter Roms und die lokalen Kulte: das Beispiel der kleinasiatischen und griechischsprachigen nordafrikanischen Provinzen / Rudolf Haensch -- Architectural process and the emergent temple / Kevin Butcher -- Tetrarches kai archiereus: gods and cults of the tetrarchs of Chalkis and their role in Ituraean Heliopolis (Baalbek) / Andreas J.M. Kropp -- Degress of access to temples at Palmyra / Susan B. Downey -- A survey of Nabataean religious identity by temple sanctuaries / Robert Wenning -- The sanctuary of the Qasr al-Bint in Petra: from Nabataean cult to Roman imperial celebration / Jacqueline Dentzer-Feydy -- The sanctuaries at Kanatha and Seeia: evidence for religiously sanctioning the power to use water / Klaus Stefan Freyberger -- Hellenistic Uruk revisited: sacred architecture, Seleucid policy, and cross-cultural interaction / Sidsel Maria Westh-Hansen -- Panthéons civiques du Hauran / Maurice Sartre -- La vie religieuse sur le Trachôn à l'epoque romaine - les apports de l'epigraphie / Annie Sartre-Fauriat -- Jews and pagans in late antique Judaea: the case of the Beit Nattif workshop / Achim Lichtenberger -- Constructing religious identities in times of persecutions: ecclesiastical diptychs, sacramental communities, and St. Paul / Volker Menze
The study of religion and religious identities in the Hellenistic and Roman Near East has been a focus within archaeology and ancient history for centuries. Yet the transition between the Hellenistic and Roman period remains difficult to grasp from the archaeological and epigraphic evidence. This volume brings together contributions by leading scholars working on religious identity and religion in the Hellenistic and Roman periods in the Roman Near East. For this volume they have been asked to address a variety of questions concerning religion, religious development, and religious identities from the Hellenistic period to Late Antiquity. These research questions have resulted in a suite of contributions which draw upon a wide range of empirical evidence, from epigraphical material to literary and archaeological sources. In the ancient Near East we cannot speak of a common religion, nor of a common literary tradition, but when seen through the lens of contextualization, the material and textual evidence brings forward new narratives about the great variations in worship, myths, and identities, as well as the different religious systems of the region and of the people inhabiting it. The contributions offer concretized ideas about and research on various aspects of religion within a framework of very different settings, of local, regional, or imperial character
12 contributions in English, 2 in German, and 2 in French
Subject Sacred space -- Mediterranean Region -- History
Identification (Religion) -- History
Religious architecture -- Mediterranean Region -- History
Art and religion -- Middle East -- History
Art and religion -- Mediterranean Region -- History
Religious architecture -- Middle East -- History
Sacred space -- Middle East -- History
Middle East -- History -- To 622
Middle East -- Religion
Mediterranean Region -- Religion
Alt Author Raja, Rubina, 1975- editor
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