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Maria Grazia Lancellotti
This volume deals with the figure of Attis and aims to reconsider the mythical and cultic information about this character, studying the processes of "construction" and "reconstruction" that contributed to the moulding of the different forms of Attis that developed as a result of various demands ...
Richard M. Rothaus
Josine H. Blok
As a people of warrior women, the Amazons represent a paradox both for modern scholarship and for archaic Greek culture. This book offers a new reading of the literary and visual record in a historical assessment of mythical representations.
Tamara M. Green
The author unravels strands of religious tradition in Harran that run from the old Semitic planetary cults through Hellenistic hermeticism, gnosticism, and Neo-Pythagoreanism and Christian cults to esoteric Islamic sects such as the Sufis and Shia.
Vettius Valens d'Antioche
G. Sfameni Gasparro
This volume deals with the transformation of unchurched religious creativity in the late modern West. It analyzes the ways in which the advance of science, globalization and individualism have fundamentally reshaped esoteric religious traditions, from theosophy to the New Age. This publication ...
This book provides novel analyses of religion, the Roman 'religio', the construction of 'religions' in India and the nature of cultural differences. It also shows how the dynamic of Christianity as a religion has brought forth the western culture.
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