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The religious life of Nabataea [electronic resource] / by Peter Alpass.

Author/Creator:
Alpass, Peter.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
Series:
Religions in the Graeco-Roman World 175.
Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, 0927-7633 ; v. 175
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (332 p.)
Subjects:
Nabataeans -- Religion.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Flourishing in the centuries around the birth of Christ, the Nabataean kingdom covered a large swathe of the north-western Arabian Peninsula and was shaped by cultural influences from the Mediterranean, Arabian and wider Semitic worlds. The Religious Life of Nabataea examines the inscriptions, sculptures and architectural remains left by worshippers in every corner of the kingdom, from the spectacular remains of the desert city of Petra to the fertile plains of southern Syria. While previous scholarly approaches have minimised the diversity of cultic practices and traditions found in Nabataea, this study reveals a vibrant religious landscape dominated by a variety of local traditions.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
1. Introduction
2. Petra’s Sacred Spaces: Gods and Worshippers
3. Hegra in Context: Nabataean Towns in the Northern Hijaz
4. The Nabataean Negev: Across the Wadi Arabah
5. Nabataeans in the Hauran: Political and Religious Boundaries
6. Three Sanctuaries in Central Nabataea: Form, Function and Followers
7. Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
Figures.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
90-04-21623-5
OCLC:
852159104
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004216235 DOI
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