Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Routledge, Nov 19, 2015 - Religion - 1090 pages
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions is the first comprehensive single-volume reference work offering authoritative coverage of ancient religions in the Mediterranean world. Chronologically, the volume’s scope extends from pre-historical antiquity in the third millennium B.C.E. through the rise of Islam in the seventh century C.E. An interdisciplinary approach draws out the common issues and elements between and among religious traditions in the Mediterranean basin. Key features of the volume include:
This encyclopedia will serve as a key point of reference for all students and scholars interested in ancient Mediterranean culture and society.
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