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  1. Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity

    Edited by Marion Gibson, Shelley Trower, Garry Tregidga

    Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity explores how the mythical and mystical past informs national imaginations. Building on notions of invented tradition and myths of the nation, it looks at the power of narrative and fiction to shape identity, with particular reference to the British and Celtic...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Egyptian Religion (Routledge Revivals)

    Egyptian Ideas of The Future Life

    By E.A. Wallis Budge

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum’s department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects, Budge was hugely successful in collecting papyri, statues and other artefacts for the...

    Published November 6th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Christianity in the Land of the Pharaohs

    The Coptic Orthodox Church

    By Jill Kamil

    The Copts - the indigenous Christians of Egypt - declared their independence from Byzantine Christianity when they appointed their own patriarchs in the sixth century. Jill Kamil has written an angaging and accessible survey of the history of Christianity on Egypt, through its development under...

    Published September 29th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Power of the Bull

    By Michael Rice

    Everyone has heard of the Minotaur in the labyrinth on Crete and many know that the Greek gods would adopt the guise of a bull to seduce mortal women. But what lies behind these legends?The Power of the Bull discusses mankind's enduring obsession with bulls. The bull is an almost universal symbol...

    Published September 29th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Jews in the Hellenistic and Roman Cities

    Edited by John R. Bartlett

    Articles examine the city of Jerusalem and other Jewish communities of the Mediterranean diaspora, as reflected in the writings of Luke, Josephus and Philo. Topics covered include social identity, everyday life and religious practice.This will be of interest to students of Roman history, biblical...

    Published May 28th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Time in Roman Religion

    One Thousand Years of Religious History

    By Gary Forsythe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    Religion is a major subfield of ancient history and classical studies, and Roman religion in particular is usually studied today by experts in two rather distinct halves: the religion of the Roman Republic, covering the fifth through first centuries B.C.; and the religious diversity of the Roman...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus

    By Hans-Friedrich Mueller

    Valerius Maximus was an indefatigable collector of historical anecdotes illustrating vice and virtue. Mueller focuses on what Valerius can tell us about Roman attitudes to religion, and argues that Roman religion could be deeply emotional....

    Published January 30th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Voluntary Associations in the Graeco-Roman World

    Edited by John S. Kloppenborg, Stephen G. Wilson

    Based upon a series of detailed case studies of associations such as early synagogues and churches, philosophical schools and pagan mystery cults, this collection addresses the question of what can legitimately be termed a 'voluntary association'.Employing modern sociological concepts, the essays...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  9. Passions and Moral Progress in Greco-Roman Thought

    Edited by John T. Fitzgerald

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    This book contains a collection of 13 essays from leading scholars on the relationship between passionate emotions and moral advancement in Greek and Roman thought. Recognising that emotions played a key role in whether individuals lived happily, ancient philosophers...

    Published August 17th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Laughing Gods, Weeping Virgins

    Laughter in the History of Religion

    By Ingvild Saelid Gilhus

    Published May 15th 2009 by Routledge