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    DescriptionThe study of Manichaeism, the first Gnostic world religion, has made major advances in the last few decades thanks to the continuing discovery and decipherment of genuine Manichaean texts from Egypt and Central Asia. This work brings together a number of articles by the author published between 1981 and 1992 on the history of the sect in Mesopotamia and the Roman Empire. The studies have all been updated in the light of newly published material.

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    Manichaeism in Mesopotamia and the Roman East
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    By (author) Samuel N. C. Lieu
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 326
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    ISBN 13: 9789004097421
    ISBN 10: 9004097422

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    Samuel N. C. Lieu is Professor of Ancient History and Co-Director of the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre at Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia). He is also Associate Editor of the UNESCO-sponsored Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum project. The second volume of his collected essays, Manichaeism in Central Asia and China, is also published by (Brill,1998).
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    'Lieu's presentation of the subject is largely narrative, well-told and often entertaining in the best sense, at the same time compiling a huge amount of information and displaying an impressive knowledge of literature on Manichaeism or written by the mnichaeans.' Werner Sundermann, Bulletin of the SOAS, 1995. '...a considerable success, evidencing Lieu's learning and firm grasp of often higly technical and diverse material.' Iain Gardner, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. 'Un double index onomastique et des textes cites completent agreablement cet instrument de travail; il montre combien le chantier des etudes manicheennes est a l'heure actuelle en plein essor.' Jean-Daniel Dubois, Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions, 1994. 'This collection of studies will be of indispensable value to all Manichaeologists and, not less, to the many other students of religion in Antiquity and in the Byzantine.' J. van Oort, Vigiliae Christianae, 1998. '...rend compte de la puissance du manicheisme en tant que religion missionnaire...' Madeleine Scopello, Bulletin Critique, AnTard, 1999.