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Religions of Rome: Volume 1, A History (Paperback)
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Religions of Rome: Volume 1, A History (Paperback)

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Paperback 476 Pages / Published: 28/06/1998
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This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life at Rome. It sets religion in its full cultural context, between the primitive hamlet of the eighth century BC and the cosmopolitan, multicultural society of the first centuries of the Christian era. The narrative account is structured around a series of broad themes: how to interpret the Romans' own theories of their religious system and its origins; the relationship of religion and the changing politics of Rome; the religious importance of the layout and monuments of the city itself; changing ideas of religious identity and community; religious innovation - and, ultimately, revolution. The companion volume, Religions of Rome: A Sourcebook, sets out a wide range of documents richly illustrating the religious life in the Roman world.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521316828
Number of pages: 476
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 246 x 175 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'These books are the result of years of patient scholarship and intellectual questioning. No other volume has covered such a time span so effectively and made such clear use of maps, illustrations and archaeological evidence.' Robin Lane-Fox, British Museum Magazine
"Finally, someone has written a readable history of the complex subject of Roman Religion. Beard, North and Price, professors from Cambridge, University College London and Oxford respectively, bring a wealth of expertise to the project, but their approach is, in their own terms `radical'. Throughout, this book is authoritative, well organized, interesting and eminently readable. It is highly recommended as a background to the important subject of religion as it is manifested in numismatic imagery." Wayne G. Sayles, The Celator
"Religions of Rome is a major work from a major press that will likely be widely read and cited for years to come. Often, it is worthy of such a status." The Journal of Religion
"A handsome, impressively illustrated two-volume set..." Lingua Franca

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