Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion (Hardback)
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Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion (Hardback)

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Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 23/02/2018
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From one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, an innovative and comprehensive account of religion in the ancient Roman and Mediterranean world In this ambitious and authoritative book, Jorg Rupke provides a comprehensive and strikingly original narrative history of ancient Roman and Mediterranean religion over more than a millennium--from the late Bronze Age through the Roman imperial period and up to full-fledged Christianization. While focused primarily on the city of Rome, Pantheon fully integrates the many religious traditions found in the Mediterranean world, including Judaism and Christianity. This generously illustrated book is also distinguished by its unique emphasis on "lived religion," a perspective that stresses how individuals' experiences and practices transform religion into something different from its official form. The result is a radically new picture of both Roman religion and a crucial period in Western religion--one that influenced Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and even the modern idea of "religion" itself. Drawing on a vast range of literary and archaeological evidence, Pantheon shows how Roman religion shaped and was shaped by its changing historical contexts from the ninth century BCE to the fourth century CE. Because religion was not a distinct sphere in the Roman world, the book treats religion as inseparable from developments in political, social, economic, and cultural life. The narrative emphasizes the diversity of Roman religion, offers a new view of central concepts such as "temple," "altar," and "votive," reassesses the gendering of religious practices, and much more. Throughout, Pantheon draws on the insights of modern religious studies, but without "modernizing" ancient religion. With its unprecedented scope and innovative approach, Pantheon is anunparalleled account of ancient Roman and Mediterranean religion.

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691156835
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 907 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 mm


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Pantheon is a genuinely fascinating and innovative book that proposes a radically new way of thinking about individual religious experience in the Roman world. . . . I recommend this book to you most warmly.---Peter Thonemann, Wall Street Journal
"Strikingly ambitious, this new history of Roman religion represents a decisive contribution to the field. Going beyond a conventional history of religion, J rg R pke integrates religion with political, economic, and social developments over more than a millennium--a span no one else has attempted to cover in a single volume. R pke's vast erudition, combined with his emphasis on individual experience and agency within this larger context, opens up a new way to understand religion itself, making this book a unique event."--Harriet Flower, Princeton University
"Pantheon is the crowning achievement of a scholar who has dedicated his career to a uniquely engaged exploration of ancient Roman religion in its entirety."--Zsuzsanna V rhelyi, Boston University
[Pantheon] digs deep into the meaning of 'lived religion' for Romans, and . . . gives a lucid and cogent historical overview.---Marina Warner, New York Review of Books

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