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The religious life of Palmyra : a study of the social patterns of worship in the Roman period.

Kaizer, T. (2002) 'The religious life of Palmyra : a study of the social patterns of worship in the Roman period.', Stuttgart: Franz Steiner. Oriens et Occidens., 4

Abstract

This study of the social patterns of worship in Palmyra (Syria) investigates how aspects of the city’s religious life contributed to the way in which its society was built up and worked. The validity of the model of ‘civic’ vs ‘tribal’ forms of worship (wrongly based upon a sociopolitical model from the Roman period) is reconsidered, and a revised classification of the divine world of Palmyra is proposed and made visible in a detailed analysis of the city’s sanctuaries and cults. In addition, a fresh and methodical re-evaluation of the relevant sources provides new insights into the complexities of both the ritual activities in Palmyra and of the way in which the various groups of worshippers, priests and benefactors served as markers in Palmyrene society.

Item Type:Book
Keywords:Palmyra, Religion, Bilingualism, Rituals.
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Publisher Web site:http://www.dav-buchhandlung.de/buchlang.php3?titel_id=52931
Record Created:26 Mar 2008
Last Modified:15 Sep 2010 16:54

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