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The Resource Images of Mithra, Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, and Rachel Wood

Images of Mithra, Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, and Rachel Wood

Label
Images of Mithra
Title
Images of Mithra
Statement of responsibility
Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, and Rachel Wood
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a history of use extending back to Vedic texts of the second millennium BC, derivations of the name Mithra appear in the Roman Empire, across Sasanian Persia, and in the Kushan Empire of southern Afghanistan and northern India during the first millennium AD. Even today, this name has a place in Yazidi and Zoroastrian religion. But what connection have Mihr in Persia, Miiro in Kushan Bactria, and Mithras in the Roman Empire to one another? This book offers a fresh approach to how we think about gods in the ancient world. Over the course of the volume, specialists in the material culture of these diverse regions explore appearances of the name Mithra from six distinct locations in antiquity. In a subversion of the usual historical process, the authors begin not from an assessment of texts, but by placing 'images of Mithra' at the heart of their analysis. Careful consideration of each example's own context, situating it in the broader scheme of religious traditions and on-going cultural interactions, is key to this discussion. Such an approach opens up a host of potential comparisons and interpretations that are often side-lined in historical accounts. Further implications are made clear in a fascinating epilogue to the volume on the Mesoamerican god Quetzalcoatl
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Cataloging source
ERASA
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Adrych, Philippa
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
N5333
LC item number
.A37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1985-
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  • Bracey, Robert
  • Dalglish, Dominic
  • Lenk, Stefanie
  • Wood, Rachel
Series statement
Visual conversations in art and archaeology
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  • Mithras
  • Mithraism
  • Mithras (Zoroastrian deity)
  • Mithraism in art
  • Indo-Europeans
  • Indo-Europeans
  • Mithraism
  • Mithraskult
Label
Images of Mithra, Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, and Rachel Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-206) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- List of illustrations -- List of maps -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Reconstructions : Mithras in Rome -- Patrons and viewers: Dura-Europos -- Settings : Bourg-Saint-Andéol -- Identifications : Mihr in Sasanian Iran -- Interpretations : Miiro in Kushan Bactria -- Syncretisms : Apollo-Mithras in Commagene -- Conclusion -- Epilogue : Quetzalcoatl and Mithra -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index of people and places -- Index of selected sites -- Index of subjects
Control code
955313460
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780198792536
Lccn
2016953559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)955313460
Label
Images of Mithra, Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, and Rachel Wood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-206) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- List of illustrations -- List of maps -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Reconstructions : Mithras in Rome -- Patrons and viewers: Dura-Europos -- Settings : Bourg-Saint-Andéol -- Identifications : Mihr in Sasanian Iran -- Interpretations : Miiro in Kushan Bactria -- Syncretisms : Apollo-Mithras in Commagene -- Conclusion -- Epilogue : Quetzalcoatl and Mithra -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index of people and places -- Index of selected sites -- Index of subjects
Control code
955313460
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780198792536
Lccn
2016953559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)955313460

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