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    DescriptionArchaeology and World Religion is an important new work, being the first to examine these two vast topics together. The volume explores the relationship between, and the contribution archaeology can make to the study of 'World Religions'. The contributors consider a number of questions: * can religious (sacred) texts be treated as historical documents, or do they merit special treatment? * Does archaeology with its emphasis on material culture dispel notions of the ideal/divine? * Does the study of archaeology and religion lead to differing interpretations of the same event? * In what ways does the notion of a uniform religious identity exist and is this recognisable in the archaeological record? Clearly written and up-to-date, this volume will be an indispensable research tool for academics and specialists in these fields.


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    Title
    Archaeology and World Religion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Timothy Insoll
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415221542
    ISBN 10: 0415221544
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    DC21: 930.1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    DC22: 200/.9, 200.9
    BIC subject category V2: HDA
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL000000
    LC classification: BL65.A72 A73 2001
    Thema V1.0: QRAX, NKA
    Illustrations note
    20 line drawings, b&w photographs
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    Religions covered include: Isalm, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Hinduism