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  • Theatrocracy

    Greek Drama, Cognition, and the Imperative for Theatre

    By Peter Meineck

    Theatrocracy is a book about the power of the theatre, how it can affect the people who experience it, and the societies within which it is embedded. It takes as its model the earliest theatrical form we possess complete plays from, the classical Greek theatre of the fifth century BCE, and offers a…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge

  • Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism

    A Way Beyond Replacement Theology

    By Steven D. Aguzzi

    Since the calls of the Second Vatican Council, Roman Catholic theologians have sought to overcome an overarching problem facing Jewish-Christian relations, the concept of "supersessionism"; the idea that God has revoked the spiritual and historical promises made to the Jewish people in favour of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • The Archaeology of Lucanian Cult Places

    Fourth Century BC to the Early Imperial Age

    By Ilaria Battiloro

    With the emergence and structuring of the Lucanian ethnos during the fourth century BC, a network of cult places, set apart from habitation spaces, was created at the crossroads of the most important communication routes of ancient Lucania. These sanctuaries became centers of social and political…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge

  • Aural Architecture in Byzantium: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual

    Edited by Bissera Pentcheva

    Aural architecture identifies those features of a building that can be perceived by the act of listening in them. Emerging from the challenge to reconstruct sonic and spatial experiences of the deep past, this book invites readers into the complex world of the Byzantine liturgy, experienced in its…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge

  • The Plight of Rome in the Fifth Century AD

    By Mark Merrony

    The Plight of Rome in the Fifth Century AD argues that the fall of the western Roman Empire was rooted in a significant drop in war booty, agricultural productivity, and mineral resources. Merrony proposes that a dependency on the three economic components was established with the Principate, when…

    Hardback – 2017-07-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Omens and Oracles: Divination in Ancient Greece

    By Matthew Dillon

    Addressing the role which divination played in ancient Greek society, this volume deals with various forms of prophecy and how each was utilised and for what purpose. Chapters bring together key types of divining, such as from birds, celestial phenomena, the entrails of sacrificed animals, and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-04 
    Routledge

  • Catholic Critics of the King James Bible

    The Unauthorised History, 1611-1911

    By Ellie Gebarowski-Shafer

    This book challenges the prevailing view that until fairly recently the King James Bible (KJB) dominated the field of English biblical translation virtually unopposed. Rather than focusing on its gradual acceptance and triumph as traditional Protestant narratives and even most recent scholarly…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Diet and Nutrition in the Roman World

    Edited by Paul Erdkamp, Claire Holleran

    Food culture in the classical world has received much attention but while this volume considers the political and social aspects of food where they are directly related to nutrition and diet, its primary focus is on the nature and quality of food consumed in the Roman world. The volume looks at the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Ancient African Christianity

    An Introduction to a Unique Context and Tradition

    By David E. Wilhite

    Christianity spread across North Africa early, and it remained there as a powerful force much longer than anticipated. While this form of Christianity largely shared the Latin language and Roman culture of the wider empire, it also represented a unique tradition that was shaped by the African…

    Paperback – 2017-06-29 
    Routledge

  • Chromatius of Aquileia and the Making of a Christian City

    By Robert McEachnie

    Chromatius of Aquileia and the Making of a Christian City examines how the increasing authority of institutionalized churches changed late antique urban environments. Aquileia, the third largest city in Italy during late antiquity, presents a case study in the transformation of elite Roman…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians

    Poems, Narratives, and Manuals of Instruction from the Third and Second Millenia B.C.

    By Adolf Erman

    Originally published in 1927, this text contains a translation of Adolf Erman’s work into English. Erman’s original intention was to bring the songs, stories and poems that have survived from ancient Egypt to the masses of the modern world. The literature of the Egyptian world provides a real…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Unbound God

    Slavery and the Formation of Early Christian Thought

    By Chris L. de Wet

    This volume examines the prevalence, function, and socio-political effects of slavery discourse in the major theological formulations of the late third to early fifth centuries AD, arguably the most formative period of early Christian doctrine. The question the book poses is this: in what way did…

    Hardback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

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