A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World

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A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) by Rubina Raja, Jörg Rüpke

2015 | ISBN: 1444350005 | English | 520 pages | PDF | 10 MB

A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions of religion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman world.

• Features readings that focus on religious experience and expression in the ancient world rather than solely on religious belief

• Places a strong emphasis on domestic and individual religious practice

• Represents the first time that the concept of “lived religion” is applied to the ancient history of religion and archaeology of religion

• Includes cutting-edge data taken from top contemporary researchers and theorists in the field

• Examines a large variety of themes and religious traditions across a wide geographical area and chronological span

• Written to appeal equally to archaeologists and historians of religion

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