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Divination and prediction in early China and ancient Greece, Lisa Raphals

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Divination and prediction in early China and ancient Greece
Title
Divination and prediction in early China and ancient Greece
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Raphals
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Divination was an important and distinctive aspect of religion in both ancient China and ancient Greece, and this book will provide the first systematic account and analysis of the two side by side. Who practised divination in these cultures and who consulted it? What kind of questions did they ask, and what methods were used to answer those questions? As well as these practical aspects, Lisa Raphals also examines divination as a subject of rhetorical and political narratives, and its role in the development of systematic philosophical and scientific inquiry. She explores too the important similarities, differences and synergies between Greek and Chinese divinatory systems, providing important comparative evidence to reassess Greek oracular divination"--
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Provided by publisher
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MiAaPQ
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1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Raphals, Lisa Ann
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Divination
  • Divination
Label
Divination and prediction in early China and ancient Greece, Lisa Raphals
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Sources; 3. Theorizing divination; 4. Practitioners; 5. Methods; 6. The questions; 7. Consultors; 8. Mantic narratives; 9. Divination and systematic thought; 10. Conclusions; 11. Glossary; 12. Appendices
Control code
EBC1303612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (500 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107290105
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1303612
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1303612
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10795336
  • (OCoLC)862077079
Label
Divination and prediction in early China and ancient Greece, Lisa Raphals
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Sources; 3. Theorizing divination; 4. Practitioners; 5. Methods; 6. The questions; 7. Consultors; 8. Mantic narratives; 9. Divination and systematic thought; 10. Conclusions; 11. Glossary; 12. Appendices
Control code
EBC1303612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (500 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107290105
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1303612
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1303612
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10795336
  • (OCoLC)862077079

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