Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (Innbundet)

Serie: Ancient World: Comparative Histories 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2008
Antall sider: 346
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Ancient World: Comparative Histories
ISBN/EAN: 9781405175791
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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