Divine Kings and Sacred Spaces: Power and Religion in Hellenistic Syria (301-64 BC) (Bar S #2450) (Paperback)

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This research takes an integrative approach to the study of Hellenistic cult and cultic practices in an important part of western Asia by employing a combination of archaeological, numismatic and historical evidence. Although any thorough investigation of Seleukid religion would prove illuminating in itself, this research uses religion as a lens through which to explore the processes of acculturation and rejection within a colonial context. It discusses the state attitude towards, and manipulation of, both Hellenic and indigenous beliefs and places this within a framework developed out of a series of case studies exploring evidence for religion at a regional level. The study outlines the development of religious practices and expression in the region which formed the birthplace of the modern world's three most influential monotheistic religions.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781407310541
ISBN-10: 1407310542
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Oxford Ltd
Publication Date: December 15th, 2012
Pages: 167
Language: English
Series: Bar S