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Defining the sacred : approaches to the archaeology of religion in the Near East, edited by Nicola Laneri

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Defining the sacred : approaches to the archaeology of religion in the Near East
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Defining the sacred
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approaches to the archaeology of religion in the Near East
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edited by Nicola Laneri
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Language
eng
Summary
Religion is a phenomenon that is inseparable from human society. It brings about a set of emotional, ideological and practical elements that are pervasive in the social fabric of any society and can be characterized by a number of features. These include the establishment of intermediaries in the relationship between humans and the divine; the construction of ceremonial places for worshipping the gods and practicing ritual performances; and the creation ritual paraphernalia. Investigating the religious dimensions of ancient societies encounters problems in defining such elements, especially with regard to societies that lack textual evidences and has tended to lead towards the identification of differentiation between the mental dimension, related to religious beliefs, and the material one associated with religious practices, resulting in a separation between scholars able to investigate, and possibly reconstruct, ritual practices (i.e., archaeologists), and those interested in defining the realm of ancient beliefs (i.e., philologists and religious historians). The aim of this collection of papers is to attempt to bridge these two dimensions by breaking down existing boundaries in order to form a more comprehensive vision of religion among ancient Near Eastern societies. This approach requires that a higher consideration be given to those elements (either artificial -- buildings, objects, texts, etc. -- or natural -- landscapes, animals, trees, etc.) that are created through a materialization of religious beliefs and practices enacted by members of communities. These issues are addressed in a series of specific case-studies covering a broad chronological framework that from the Pre-pottery Neolithic to the Iron Age
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DLC
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Laneri, Nicola
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  • Middle East
  • Archaeology and religion
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Middle East
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Antiquities
  • Archaeology and religion
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Religion
  • Middle East
  • HISTORY / Ancient / General
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Defining the sacred : approaches to the archaeology of religion in the Near East, edited by Nicola Laneri
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction: Investigating archaeological approaches to the study of religious practices and beliefs; Part I: Sacred Nature; Chapter 2: Animal burials and their cults in Margiana; Chapter 3: Identifying sacrifice in Bronze Age Near Eastern iconography; Chapter 4: Cult and the rise of desert pastoralism: a case study from the Negev; Chapter 5: Thoughts on material expressions of cultic practice. Standing stone monuments of the Early Bronze Age in the southern Levant
  • Chapter 6: Late Chalcolithic Mesopotamia: towards a definition of sacred space and its evolutionPart II: Housing the God; Chapter 7: A sanctuary, or so fair a house? In defense of an archaeology of cult at Pre-Pottery Neolithic Göbekli Tepe; Chapter 8: Where to worship? Religion in Iron II Israel and Judah; Chapter 9: Communal places of worship: ritual activities and ritualised ideology during the Early Bronze Age Jezirah; Chapter 10: Open spaces around the temples and their ritual use: archaeological evidence from the Bronze and Iron Age Levant
  • Chapter 11: Ritual circumambulations in the Syro-Mesopotamian cuneiform texts. An overviewChapter 12: A temple lifecycle: rituals of construction, restoration, and destruction of some ED Mesopotamian and Syrian sacred buildings; Part III: The Materialisation ofReligious Beliefs and Practices; Chapter 13: Ritual performance and religion in early Neolithic societies; Chapter 14: Casting the sacred: Chalcolithic metallurgy and ritual in the southern Levant; Chapter 15: How better understanding of ritual practices can help the comprehension of religious feelings
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ocn904756102
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782976851
Lccn
2015009796
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvgzchzg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904756102
Label
Defining the sacred : approaches to the archaeology of religion in the Near East, edited by Nicola Laneri
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction: Investigating archaeological approaches to the study of religious practices and beliefs; Part I: Sacred Nature; Chapter 2: Animal burials and their cults in Margiana; Chapter 3: Identifying sacrifice in Bronze Age Near Eastern iconography; Chapter 4: Cult and the rise of desert pastoralism: a case study from the Negev; Chapter 5: Thoughts on material expressions of cultic practice. Standing stone monuments of the Early Bronze Age in the southern Levant
  • Chapter 6: Late Chalcolithic Mesopotamia: towards a definition of sacred space and its evolutionPart II: Housing the God; Chapter 7: A sanctuary, or so fair a house? In defense of an archaeology of cult at Pre-Pottery Neolithic Göbekli Tepe; Chapter 8: Where to worship? Religion in Iron II Israel and Judah; Chapter 9: Communal places of worship: ritual activities and ritualised ideology during the Early Bronze Age Jezirah; Chapter 10: Open spaces around the temples and their ritual use: archaeological evidence from the Bronze and Iron Age Levant
  • Chapter 11: Ritual circumambulations in the Syro-Mesopotamian cuneiform texts. An overviewChapter 12: A temple lifecycle: rituals of construction, restoration, and destruction of some ED Mesopotamian and Syrian sacred buildings; Part III: The Materialisation ofReligious Beliefs and Practices; Chapter 13: Ritual performance and religion in early Neolithic societies; Chapter 14: Casting the sacred: Chalcolithic metallurgy and ritual in the southern Levant; Chapter 15: How better understanding of ritual practices can help the comprehension of religious feelings
Control code
ocn904756102
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782976851
Lccn
2015009796
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvgzchzg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904756102

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