Ritual Matters: Material Remains and Ancient Religion
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.
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International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)
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