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Contextualizing the sacred in the Hellenistic and Roman Near East : religious identities in local, regional, and imperial settings / edited by Rubina Raja.

Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, [2017]

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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.
  • Contributor: Rubina Raja 1975- editor.
  • Subjects: Identification (Religion) -- History; Sacred space -- Middle East -- History; Religious architecture -- Middle East -- History; Art and religion -- Middle East -- History; Sacred space -- Mediterranean Region -- History; Religious architecture -- Mediterranean Region -- History; Art and religion -- Mediterranean Region -- History; Art and religion; Identification (Religion); Religion; Religious architecture; Sacred space; Middle East -- Religion; Mediterranean Region -- Religion; Middle East -- History -- To 622; Mediterranean Region; Middle East; To 622; History;
    Dewey: 930
  • Publication Details: Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, [2017]
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: 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 / Gods and places: local and oecumenical cults in Syria of the imperial period / Cult centres and local mythologies in Strabo's and Pliny's Near East / Makedonische Götter in Syrien und Kleinasien: Erwägungen zur Identität der Siedler in hellenistischen Stadtgründungen / Die hohen Vertreter Roms und die lokalen Kulte: das Beispiel der kleinasiatischen und griechischsprachigen nordafrikanischen Provinzen / Architectural process and the emergent temple / Tetrarches kai archiereus: gods and cults of the tetrarchs of Chalkis and their role in Ituraean Heliopolis (Baalbek) / Degress of access to temples at Palmyra / A survey of Nabataean religious identity by temple sanctuaries / The sanctuary of the Qasr al-Bint in Petra: from Nabataean cult to Roman imperial celebration / The sanctuaries at Kanatha and Seeia: evidence for religiously sanctioning the power to use water / Hellenistic Uruk revisited: sacred architecture, Seleucid policy, and cross-cultural interaction / Panthéons civiques du Hauran / La vie religieuse sur le Trachôn à l'epoque romaine - les apports de l'epigraphie / Jews and pagans in late antique Judaea: the case of the Beit Nattif workshop / Constructing religious identities in times of persecutions: ecclesiastical diptychs, sacramental communities, and St. Paul /
    Summary: 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.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9782503569635 (pbk.) : No price; BNB GBB7E9389; System number: 018476837
  • Notes: Formerly CIP.
    Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-244) and indexes.
    Language note: 12 contributions in English, 2 in German, and 2 in French.
  • Physical Description: xvii, 254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
  • Series: Contextualizing the sacred ; volume 8

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