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The Resource Historical and religious memory in the ancient world, edited by Beate Dignas and R.R.R. Smith

Historical and religious memory in the ancient world, edited by Beate Dignas and R.R.R. Smith

Label
Historical and religious memory in the ancient world
Title
Historical and religious memory in the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Beate Dignas and R.R.R. Smith
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World examines how religious and historical memory was fashioned, distorted, preserved, or erased in ancient societies - and what wide-ranging effects these actions had on the historical process. The volume is interested in how memory intersects with and shapes religious traditions and cultural identities. Its twelve case studies explore different aspects of the memory layers that make up ancient history (social, religious, cultural), and looks at how these layers are represented and refracted in different contexts of the written and material remains of antiquity. The process has its beginnings in the dim pasts of ancient communities, and continues in the later Greek and Roman periods where our most articulate ancient evidence lies. It is a process that continues, in a different way, in contemporary scholarship which draws on selected evidence and a variety of contrasting representations. The three parts of the book vary the lens through which the impact of religious and cultural memory can be grasped. Part I looks at the commemoration of religious tradition in the context of cultural interaction - Greek, Roman, Jewish, and Christian. Part II focuses on how religious identities are defined and how homogeneous-looking cultures engage in elaborate selective dialogue with their own past. In Part III, contested versions of the past are interpreted in studies of Roman historiography and of religiously motivated behaviour in late antique Asia Minor. This interdisciplinary book highlights and celebrates the work of Simon Price, an important thinker and pioneer in this kind of wider historical research in ancient cultures and religions"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.M43
LC item number
H57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dignas, Beate
  • Smith, R. R. R
  • Price, S. R. F
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collective memory
  • Memory
  • Religion and social status
  • Group identity
  • Historiography
Label
Historical and religious memory in the ancient world, edited by Beate Dignas and R.R.R. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The book grew from papers given at 'A day of honour of Simon Price' at the Ioannou Centre of Classical and Byzantine Studies in Oxford on 22 September 2008 on the occasion of Simon's retirement ..." -- preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xi]-xv) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sappho underground
  • J.A. North
  • Memory and its uses in Judaism and Christianity in the early Roman Empire : the portrayal of Abraham
  • Martin Goodman
  • Statues in the temples of Pompeii : combinations of gods, local definition of cults, and the memory of the city
  • William Van Andringa
  • Part II: Defining religious identity.
  • Rituals and the construction of identity in Attalid Pergamon
  • Beate Dignas
  • Memory and authority in the magical papyri
  • Preface
  • Richard Gordon
  • Epigraphy and ritual : the vow of a legionary from Sulmo
  • John Scheid
  • Building memory : the role of sacred structures in Sphakia and Crete
  • Lucia Nixon
  • Part III: Commemorating and erasing the past.
  • "You shall blot out the memory of Amalek" : Roman historians on remembering to forget
  • D.S. Levene
  • The discovery of inscriptions and the legitimation of new cults
  • Aude Busine
  • Simon Price
  • Abercius of Hierapolis : Christianization and social memory in late antique Asia Minor
  • Peter Thonemann
  • Defacing the gods at Aphrodisias
  • R.R.R. Smith
  • Publications of Simon Price
  • Introduction
  • Beate Dignas and R.R.R. Smith
  • Part I: Religious pasts and religious present.
  • Memory and ancient Greece
  • Simon Price
Control code
17317973
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 338 p.
Isbn
9780199572069
Lccn
2011277595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
Label
Historical and religious memory in the ancient world, edited by Beate Dignas and R.R.R. Smith
Publication
Note
"The book grew from papers given at 'A day of honour of Simon Price' at the Ioannou Centre of Classical and Byzantine Studies in Oxford on 22 September 2008 on the occasion of Simon's retirement ..." -- preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xi]-xv) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sappho underground
  • J.A. North
  • Memory and its uses in Judaism and Christianity in the early Roman Empire : the portrayal of Abraham
  • Martin Goodman
  • Statues in the temples of Pompeii : combinations of gods, local definition of cults, and the memory of the city
  • William Van Andringa
  • Part II: Defining religious identity.
  • Rituals and the construction of identity in Attalid Pergamon
  • Beate Dignas
  • Memory and authority in the magical papyri
  • Preface
  • Richard Gordon
  • Epigraphy and ritual : the vow of a legionary from Sulmo
  • John Scheid
  • Building memory : the role of sacred structures in Sphakia and Crete
  • Lucia Nixon
  • Part III: Commemorating and erasing the past.
  • "You shall blot out the memory of Amalek" : Roman historians on remembering to forget
  • D.S. Levene
  • The discovery of inscriptions and the legitimation of new cults
  • Aude Busine
  • Simon Price
  • Abercius of Hierapolis : Christianization and social memory in late antique Asia Minor
  • Peter Thonemann
  • Defacing the gods at Aphrodisias
  • R.R.R. Smith
  • Publications of Simon Price
  • Introduction
  • Beate Dignas and R.R.R. Smith
  • Part I: Religious pasts and religious present.
  • Memory and ancient Greece
  • Simon Price
Control code
17317973
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 338 p.
Isbn
9780199572069
Lccn
2011277595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans

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