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    DescriptionThis book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life at Rome. It sets religion in its full cultural context, between the primitive hamlet of the eighth century BC and the cosmopolitan, multicultural society of the first centuries of the Christian era. The narrative account is structured around a series of broad themes: how to interpret the Romans' own theories of their religious system and its origins; the relationship of religion and the changing politics of Rome; the religious importance of the layout and monuments of the city itself; changing ideas of religious identity and community; religious innovation - and, ultimately, revolution. The companion volume, Religions of Rome: A Sourcebook, sets out a wide range of documents richly illustrating the religious life in the Roman world.


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    Title
    Religions of Rome: Volume 1, A History: History v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Beard, By (author) John North, By (author) Simon Price
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 476
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 939 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521316828
    ISBN 10: 0521316820
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM, CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A13260000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBIBBHS
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 200.937
    LC classification: BL802 .B43 1998
    DC22: 200/.937/6, 200.9376
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    58 b/w illus. 5 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 October 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'These books are the result of years of patient scholarship and intellectual questioning. No other volume has covered such a time span so effectively and made such clear use of maps, illustrations and archaeological evidence.' Robin Lane-Fox, British Museum Magazine
    Table of contents
    1. Early Rome; 2. Imperial triumph and religious change; 3. Religion in the late Republic; 4. The place of religion: Rome in the early Empire; 5. The boundaries of Roman religion; 6. The religions of imperial Rome; 7. Roman religion and Roman Empire; 8. Roman religion and Christian emperors: fourth and fifth centuries; Bibliography.