Ritual Matters: Material Remains and Ancient Religion

Book (Edited Book)

An international, cross-disciplinary investigation of ancient religious practices and their material remains yields fresh insights and poses new questions. Ritual Matters interrupts the anachronistic binaries of religious practice and belief, the material and the theological, by taking a new approach to the study of archaeological remains of ancient religions. Focusing on the materiality of ritual—inherent in everything from monumental temples and altars, to votive offerings and codices, to sanctioned inscriptions and reliefs—allows for a novel vantage point from which to consider ancient religious practices, as well as an important counterbalance to more traditional conceptual perspectives often privileged in the field.

Duke Authors

Duke Editors

Cited Editors

  • Moser, C; Knust, JW

Published Date

  • November 14, 2017

Published By

Place of Publication

  • Ann Arbor


  • 160

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0472130579

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780472130573