Between Magic and Religion: Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Mediterranean Religion and Society Sulochana Asirvatham

ISBN: 9780847699681

Published: November 13th 2001

Hardcover

212 pages


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Between Magic and Religion: Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Mediterranean Religion and Society  by  Sulochana Asirvatham

Between Magic and Religion: Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Mediterranean Religion and Society by Sulochana Asirvatham
November 13th 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 212 pages | ISBN: 9780847699681 | 8.39 Mb

Between Magic and Religion represents a radical rethinking of traditional distinctions involving the term religion in the ancient Greek world and beyond, through late antiquity to the seventeenth century. The title indicates the fluidity of suchMoreBetween Magic and Religion represents a radical rethinking of traditional distinctions involving the term religion in the ancient Greek world and beyond, through late antiquity to the seventeenth century.

The title indicates the fluidity of such concepts as religion and magic, highlighting the wide variety of meanings evoked by these shifting terms from ancient to modern times. The contributors put these meanings to the test, applying a wide range of methods in exploring the many varieties of available historical, archaeological, iconographical, and literary evidence. No reader will ever think of magic and religion the same way after reading through the findings presented in this book. Both terms emerge in a new light, with broader applications and deeper meanings.



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