Religion in Ancient Etruria (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
2006-03-01
Upplaga
illustrated ed
Förlag
University of Wisconsin Press
Översättare
Jane K Whitehead
Medarbetare
Rosenmeyer, Patricia A. (red.)
Illustrationer
116 b/w figures, 1 map
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780299208400
Religion in Ancient Etruria (inbunden)

Religion in Ancient Etruria

Inbunden Engelska, 2006-03-01

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This lively translation of Devins, Dieux et Demons is the first English-language edition of Jean-Rene Jannot's highly informative examination of Etruscan religion. Jannot tackles this elusive subject within three major constructs - death, ritual, and the nature of the gods - and presents recent discoveries in an accessible format. Jane K. Whitehead's translation updates Jannot's innovative text and introduces readers of all types - students, scholars, and the general audience - to this thorough overview of ancient Etruscan beliefs, including the afterlife, funerary customs, and mythology. Provocative insights and thoughtful discussions contribute to an understanding of the prophetic nature of Etruscan culture. Jannot investigates the elaborate systems of defining space and time that so distinctly characterize this ancient society. Jannot offers a unique perspective that illuminates the origins of some of our own "modern" religious beliefs. This updated edition includes more than 100 illustrations that depict early temples, statues, mirrors, tablets, and sculptures.
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"The best introduction to Etruscan religion currently available." - Christopher Smith, American Journal of Archaeology"

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Jean-Rene Jannot is professor emeritus of history and archaeology at the University of Nantes, France. Jane K. Whitehead is an assistant professor at Valdosta State University and director of the La Piana excavation in Italy."