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By Barbette Stanley Spaeth

In antiquity, the Mediterranean sector was once associated via sea and land routes that facilitated the unfold of spiritual ideals and practices one of the civilizations of the traditional international. The Cambridge spouse to historical Mediterranean Religions offers an creation to the key religions of this sector and explores present examine concerning the similarities and transformations between them. The interval coated is from the prehistoric interval to past due antiquity, that's, ca. 4000 BCE to six hundred CE. 9 essays offering an outline of the features and ancient advancements of the foremost religions of the area, together with these of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria-Canaan, Israel, Anatolia, Iran, Greece, Rome, and early Christianity. 5 essays facing key themes in present learn on those religions, together with violence, identification, the physique, gender, and visuality, taking an explicitly comparative procedure and featuring contemporary theoretical and methodological advances in modern scholarship.

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