Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (Heftet)

Serie: Ancient World: Comparative Histories 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2012
Antall sider: 342
Forlag: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Ancient World: Comparative Histories
ISBN/EAN: 9781118255339
Kategori: Religion, historie og filosofi og Religion
Omtale: Household and Family Religion in Antiquity
The first book to explore the religious dimensions of the family and the household in ancient Mediterranean and West Asian antiquity. * Advances our understanding of household and familial religion, as opposed to state-sponsored or civic temple cults * Reconstructs domestic and family religious practices in Egypt, Greece, Rome, Israel, Mesopotamia, Ugarit, Emar, and Philistia * Explores many household rituals, such as providing for ancestral spirits, and petitioning of a household's patron deities or of spirits associated with the house itself * Examines lifecycle rituals from pregnancy and birth to maturity, old age, death, and beyond * Looks at religious practices relating to the household both within the home itself and other spaces, such as at extramural tombs and local sanctuaries

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