Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Ancient Religions Books

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 48 new and published books in the subject of Ancient Religions — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books – Page 2

  1. Hellenism and Christianity (Routledge Revivals)

    By Edwyn Bevan

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1921, this title examines the relationship between what the author labels the ‘rationalist’ element in Western culture on the one hand, derived from the ancient Greeks, and Christianity, on the other. Bevan contends that these two traditions are distinct, but not mutually...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Death and the Maiden (Routledge Revivals)

    Girls' Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology

    By Ken Dowden

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    A remarkable number of Greek myths concern the plight of virgins – slaughtered, sacrificed, hanged, transformed into birds, cows, dear, bears, trees, and punished in Hades. Death and the Maiden, first published in 1989, contextualises this mythology in terms of geography, history and culture, and...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Oracles of Apollo in Asia Minor (Routledge Revivals)

    By H. W. Parke

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Delphi, although by far the most prestigious, was not the only oracular site dedicated to the god of prophecy. The Oracles of Apollo in Asia Minor, first published in 1985, presents the first unified account of these lesser-known religious establishments: at Didyma, Claros, Gryneion and Patara....

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual

    Performance, Patterns, and Practice

    By Katherine Eaton

    Series: Routledge Studies in Egyptology

    Large state temples in ancient Egypt were vast agricultural estates, with interests in mining, trading, and other economic activities. The temple itself served as the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the estate belonged, and much of the ritual in temples was devoted to offering a...

    Published June 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Rise of the Celts

    By Henri Hubert

    Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Ritual Texts for the Afterlife

    Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets, 2nd Edition

    By Fritz Graf, Sarah Iles Johnston

    Fascinating texts written on small gold tablets that were deposited in graves provide a unique source of information about what some Greeks and Romans believed regarding the fate that awaited them after death, and how they could influence it. These texts, dating from the late fifth century...

    Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Greatness and Decline of the Celts

    By Henri Hubert

    Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize...

    Published March 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Imagining the Pagan Past

    Gods and Goddesses in Literature and History since the Dark Ages

    By Marion Gibson

    Imagining the Pagan Past explores stories of Britain’s pagan history. These tales have been characterised by gods and fairies, folklore and magic. They have had an uncomfortable relationship with the scholarly world; often being seen as historically dubious, self-indulgent romance and, worse,...

    Published January 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge