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    DescriptionThis important work by a major scholar of ancient religion traces the history of the Mother of the Gods, originally an Anatolian deity whose cult spread through the Hellenistic, Roman, and ultimately Christian worlds, through shifting cultural and historical contexts.

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    Mother of the Gods
    From Cybele to the Virgin Mary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philippe Borgeaud, Translated by Lisa Hochroth
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801879852
    ISBN 10: 080187985X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRLB
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    DC21: 291.2114
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14720
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: OCC036050, HIS002000, SOC028000
    DC22: 202/.114
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 202.114
    BISAC V2.8: REL000000, REL033000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL820.C8 B6713 2004
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: 2004004563
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QRVG, VX, JBSF1, QRAX, NHDA
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    26 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Philippe Borgeaud is a professor of the history of religion at the University of Geneva and the author of several books, including The Cult of Pan in Ancient Greece.
    Review quote
    Borgeaud has read widely and chooses judiciously from among an array of pictorial and written remains to construct a series of striking images that reveal and unravel the amazingly complex paths taken by the goddess and her companions during a millennium of antiquity. Choice 2005 This slim book is packed with terrific material... Flashes of insight are something Borgeaud does well. He also asks big questions. Times Literary Supplement 2005 A carefully researched and... persuasively argued book that will be of interest to academic libraries and scholars in the field. -- Joseph Molleur Anglican Theological Review 2005 Fascinating narrative... combined with the visually-striking jacket cover illustration... entices the potential reader. -- Daniel Keating Henoch 2007