The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe

The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe

The "Handbook" brings together leading authorities on pre-Christian religious history to provide a state-of-the-art survey. The first section of the book covers the Prehistoric period, from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age.

Author: Lisbeth Bredholt Christensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317544524

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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"The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe" surveys the major religious currents of Europe before Christianity - the first continental religion with hegemonic ambition - wiped out most local religions. The evidence - whether archaeological or written - is notoriously difficult to interpret, and the variety of religions documented by the sources and the range of languages used are bewildering. The "Handbook" brings together leading authorities on pre-Christian religious history to provide a state-of-the-art survey. The first section of the book covers the Prehistoric period, from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age. The second section covers the period since writing systems began. Ranging across the Mediterranean and Northern, Celtic and Slavic Europe, the essays assess the archaeological and textual evidence. Dispersed archaeological remains and biased outside sources constitute our main sources of information, so the complex task of interpreting these traces is explained for each case. The "Handbook" also aims to highlight the plurality of religion in ancient Europe: the many ways in which it is expressed, notably in discourse, action, organization, and material culture; how it is produced and maintained by different people with different interests; how communities always connect with or disassociate from adjunct communities and how their beliefs and rituals are shaped by these relationships. The "Handbook" will be invaluable to anyone interested in ancient History and also to scholars and students of Religion, Anthropology, Archaeology, and Classical Studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe

The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe

The picture of religion in ancient Europe that emerges even from such a thumbnail sketch is one of diversity and complexity. The time depth is vast, the evidence – whether archaeological or written – is difficult to interpret, ...

Author: Lisbeth Bredholt Christensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317544531

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 911

"The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe" surveys the major religious currents of Europe before Christianity - the first continental religion with hegemonic ambition - wiped out most local religions. The evidence - whether archaeological or written - is notoriously difficult to interpret, and the variety of religions documented by the sources and the range of languages used are bewildering. The "Handbook" brings together leading authorities on pre-Christian religious history to provide a state-of-the-art survey. The first section of the book covers the Prehistoric period, from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age. The second section covers the period since writing systems began. Ranging across the Mediterranean and Northern, Celtic and Slavic Europe, the essays assess the archaeological and textual evidence. Dispersed archaeological remains and biased outside sources constitute our main sources of information, so the complex task of interpreting these traces is explained for each case. The "Handbook" also aims to highlight the plurality of religion in ancient Europe: the many ways in which it is expressed, notably in discourse, action, organization, and material culture; how it is produced and maintained by different people with different interests; how communities always connect with or disassociate from adjunct communities and how their beliefs and rituals are shaped by these relationships. The "Handbook" will be invaluable to anyone interested in ancient History and also to scholars and students of Religion, Anthropology, Archaeology, and Classical Studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe

Religious Formation, Transformation and Cross- Cultural Exchange between East and West. Leiden: Brill, pp. 19–41. ... The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion. ... The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe. European History of ...

Author: Grace Davie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198834267

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 158

This authoritative collection offers a detailed overview of religious ideas, structures, and institutions in the making of Europe. Written by leading scholars in the field, it demonstrates the enduring presence of lived and institutionalised religion in the social networks of identity, policy, and power over two millennia of European history.
Categories: History

A Handbook of Ancient Religions

A Handbook of Ancient Religions

A vivid, scholarly and eminently readable account of ancient religions from around the world.

Author: John R. Hinnells

Publisher:

ISBN: 0511481187

Category: Religions

Page: 610

View: 168

A vivid, scholarly and eminently readable account of ancient religions from around the world.
Categories: Religions

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe offers a detailed overview of religious ideas, structures, and institutions in the making of Europe.

Author: Grace Davie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192571069

Category: Religion

Page: 880

View: 682

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe offers a detailed overview of religious ideas, structures, and institutions in the making of Europe. It examines the role of religion in fostering identity, survival, and tolerance in the empires and nation-states of Europe from Antiquity until today; the interplay between religion, politics and ideologies in the twentieth century; the dialogue between religious communities and European institutions in the construction of the European Union; and the engagement of Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Islam, Judaism, and Eastern religions with the idea of Europe. The collection closes with an overview of European nation states, focusing on history, demography, legal perspectives, political authorities, societal changes, and current trends. Written by leading scholars in the field, the Handbook is an authoritative and up-to-date volume which demonstrates the enduring presence of lived and institutionalized religion in the social networks of identity, policy, and power over two millennia of European history.
Categories: Religion

The Great Perhaps

The Great Perhaps

Ancient Egyptian Religion. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1898. Christensen, Lisbeth Bredholy. The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe. Bristol, CT: Acumen, 2013. Freeman, Charles. Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Oxford: Oxford University Press, ...

Author: Burton F. Porter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442247222

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Burton F. Porter explores the philosophical question of the existence of God in an open, yet critical, way, examining the argumentation used by centuries of human society to support or reject divinity.
Categories: Philosophy

Romans and Barbarians Beyond the Frontiers

Romans and Barbarians Beyond the Frontiers

In L. Bredholt Christensen, O. Hammer and D.A. Warburton (eds) The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe. Durham: Acumen: 173–191. Burkert, W. 1987. Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth.

Author: Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781785706073

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 278

This first thematic volume of the new series TRAC Themes in Roman Archaeology brings renowned international experts to discuss different aspects of interactions between Romans and ‘barbarians’ in the north-western regions of Europe. Northern Europe has become an interesting arena of academic debate around the topics of Roman imperialism and Roman:‘barbarian’ interactions, as these areas comprised Roman provincial territories, the northern frontier system of the Roman Empire (limes), the vorlimes (or buffer zone), and the distant barbaricum. This area is, today, host to several modern European nations with very different historical and academic discourses on their Roman past, a factor in the recent tendency towards the fragmentation of approaches and the application of post-colonial theories that have favoured the advent of a varied range of theoretical alternatives. Case studies presented here span across disciplines and territories, from American anthropological studies on transcultural discourse and provincial organization in Gaul, to historical approaches to the propagandistic use of the limes in the early 20th century German empire; from Danish research on warrior identities and Roman-Scandinavian relations, to innovative ideas on culture contact in Roman Ireland; and from new views on Romano-Germanic relations in Central European Barbaricum, to a British comparative exercise on frontier cultures. The volume is framed by a brilliant theoretical introduction by Prof. Richard Hingley and a comprehensive concluding discussion by Prof. David Mattingly.
Categories: History

Fictional Practice Magic Narration and the Power of Imagination

Fictional Practice  Magic  Narration  and the Power of Imagination

Blasphemy in the Christian world: a history. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Näsström, Britt- Mari. 2013. “Old Norse Religion.” In The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe, edited by Lisbeth Bredholt Christensen, Olav Hammer and ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004466005

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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Tying on case studies from late antiquity to the 21st century, this is the first volume that systematically explores the inter-relationship between fictional narratives about magic and the real-world ritual art of practicing magicians.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Book that Changed Europe

The Book that Changed Europe

In this beautifully illustrated book, Hunt, Jacob, and Mijnhardt cast new light on the profound insight found in one book as it shaped the development of a modern, secular understanding of religion.

Author: University Lynn Hunt

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674049284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 383

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Two French Protestant refugees in eighteenth-century Amsterdam gave the world an extraordinary work that intrigued and outraged readers across Europe. In this captivating account, Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt take us to the vibrant Dutch Republic and its flourishing book trade to explore the work that sowed the radical idea that religions could be considered on equal terms. Famed engraver Bernard Picart and author and publisher Jean Frederic Bernard produced The Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World, which appeared in the first of seven folio volumes in 1723. They put religion in comparative perspective, offering images and analysis of Jews, Catholics, Muslims, the peoples of the Orient and the Americas, Protestants, deists, freemasons, and assorted sects. Despite condemnation by the Catholic Church, the work was a resounding success. For the next century it was copied or adapted, but without the context of its original radicalism and its debt to clandestine literature, English deists, and the philosophy of Spinoza. Ceremonies and Customs prepared the ground for religious toleration amid seemingly unending religious conflict, and demonstrated the impact of the global on Western consciousness. In this beautifully illustrated book, Hunt, Jacob, and Mijnhardt cast new light on the profound insight found in one book as it shaped the development of a modern, secular understanding of religion.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Handbook of European History 1400 1600 Visions programs and outcomes

Handbook of European History  1400 1600  Visions  programs and outcomes

The Handbook of European History 1400-1600 brings together the best scholarship into an array of topical chapters that present current knowledge and thinking in ways useful to the specialist and accessible to students and to the educated ...

Author: Thomas A. Brady

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031706123

Category: Europe

Page:

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The Handbook of European History 1400-1600 brings together the best scholarship into an array of topical chapters that present current knowledge and thinking in ways useful to the specialist and accessible to students and to the educated non-specialist. Forty-one leading scholars in this field of history present the state of knowledge about the grand themes, main controversies and fruitful directions for research of European history in this era. Volume 1 (Structures and Assertions) describes the people, lands, religions and political structures which define the setting for this historical period. Volume 2 (Visions, Programs, Outcomes) covers the early stages of the process by which newly established confessional structures began to work their way among the populace. - Publisher.
Categories: Europe