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"A goldmine of information on the religious practices and beliefs of ancient peoples..." Elizabeth A. Clark, Duke University




    General Editor: Michele Renee Salzman, University of California, Riverside

    A comprehensive history of religions in the ancient world from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity

  • Introduction to Volumes I and II: Michele Renee Salzman, General EditorIntroduction to Volume I: Marvin A. Sweeney, EditorPart I. Mesopotamia and the Near East:1. Sumerian Religion: Graham Cunningham2. Assyrian and Babylonian Religions:

    Tammi J. Schneider3. Hittite Religion: Gary Beckman4. Zoroastrianism: Prods Oktor Skjrv5. Syro-Canaanite Religions: David P. Wright6. Israelite and Judean Religions:

    Marvin A. SweeneyPart II. Egypt and North Africa:7. Egyptian Religion: Denise M. Doxey8. Phoenician-Punic Religion: Philip C. Schmitz

    Part III. Greece and the EasternMediterranean:9. Minoan religion: Nanno Marinatos10. Mycenaean Religion: Ian Rutherford11. Archaic and Classical Greek Religion:

    Emily KearnsPart IV. The Western Mediterraneanand Europe:12. Etruscan religion: Nancy T. de Grummond13. Roman Religion through the Early Republic:

    Jrg Rpke14. Celtic Religion in Western and Central

    Europe: Dorothy WattsSuggestions for Further ReadingGeneral IndexIndex of Citations: Textual and Material Sources, Scriptural Sources

    Volume 1: From the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Age Edited by Michele Renee Salzman, University of California, Riverside and Marvin A. Sweeney, Claremont School of Theology

    Volume 2: From the Hellenistic Age to Late Antiquity Edited by William Adler, North Carolina State University

    Introduction to Volume II: William AdlerPart I. Iran and the Near East:1. Religion in Iran: The Parthian and Sassanian

    periods (247 BCE654 CE): Albert de Jong2. Creating Local Religious Identities in the

    Roman Near East: Ted Kaizer3. Judaism in Palestine in the Hellenistic-Roman

    Periods: Esther Eshel and Michael E. Stone4. Post-70 Judaism in Judaea and the Near

    East: Hayim Lapin5. Christianity in Syria: Sidney H. GriffithPart II. Egypt and North Africa:6. Traditional Religion in Ptolemaic and Roman

    Egypt: Franoise Dunand7. Judaism in Egypt:

    Joseph Mlze Modrzejewski8. Ancient Egyptian Christianity:

    Jacques van der Vliet9. Cult and Belief in Punic and Roman Africa:

    Brent Shaw10. Christianity in Roman Africa:

    Robin M. Jensen

    Part III. Greece and Asia Minor:11. Religions of Greece and Asia Minor:

    Lynn E. Roller12. Judaism in Asia Minor:

    Pieter W. van der Horst13. Christianity in Asia Minor: Observations on

    the Epigraphy: Frank R. TrombleyPart IV. Italy, Roman Gaul, and Spain:14. Religion in Rome and Italy from the Late

    Republic through Late Antiquity: Michele Renee Salzman

    15. Judaism in Italy and the West: Giancarlo Lacerenza

    16. Christianity in Italy: Dennis Trout17. Religions and Cities in Roman Gaul (First to

    Fourth Centuries CE): William van Andringa18. Christianity in Gaul: William Klingshirn19. Religions of Roman Spain:

    Michael KulikowskiSuggestions for Further ReadingGeneral IndexIndex of Citations

    A goldmine of information on the religious practices and beliefs of ancient peoples, with sophisticated attention to sources, problems of research, material culture, and social and political setting. Readers glimpse the diverse ways in which some of our distant ancestors met the challenges of life and death.

    Elizabeth A. Clark, Duke University

    An essential reference for understanding the religious changes that took place across the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Near East concurrent with the rise of Christianity as well as the diverse local Judaisms, Christianities, and traditional cults that made up the religions of late antiquity. Salzman and Adler have commissioned a superb team of senior scholars, specialists in the periods and regions they cover, who are particularly attentive to historical nuance and material culture.

    David Frankfurter, Boston University

  • The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World Two Volume Set

    The essays in the Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World examine the major cults and religious practices in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, extending from the Bronze Age into the late Roman period. Including literary, inscriptional and archaeological evidence, and supplemented with maps, illustrations and detailed indexes, this two-volume set provides a fascinating and in-depth reference work for scholars and students.

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