Revealing &; Concealing in Antiquity (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
202
Utgivningsdatum
2015-08-31
Förlag
Aarhus University Press
Dimensioner
241 x 177 x 19 mm
Vikt
725 g
ISBN
9788771243895
Revealing &; Concealing in Antiquity (inbunden)

Revealing &; Concealing in Antiquity

Textual & Archaeological Approaches to Secrecy

Inbunden Engelska, 2015-08-31
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Secrecy and the act of concealing and revealing knowledge effectually segregate the initiated and the uninitiated. The act of sharing or hiding knowledge plays a central role in all human relations private or public, political or religious. This volume explores the concept of secrecy and its implications in Antiquity, Late Antiquity and the Renaissance in eleven cross-disciplinary contributions using both textual and archaeological sources. By exploring the revealing and concealing of knowledge across different social contexts, time frames and geographical locations, the book provides insight into the concept of secrecy and its potential for illuminating the agendas behind identity construction, political propaganda, literary works, religious practices and shared history.
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