The Palmyrenes of Dura-Europos: A Study of Religious Interaction in Roman Syria

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BRILL, 1999 - 360 pàgines
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This volume deals with the religion of Palmyrenes in Dura-Europos during the first three centuries of the Common Era, and focuses upon the religious interaction between this migrant community and their new residence. By studying the religious interaction of distinct groups on a local level, this study aims to contribute to a better understanding of the process of religious development and change in Syria during the Roman period. Information on the Palmyrenes of Dura-Europos consists primarily of archaeological remains that have been found there. The Palmyrene materials from Dura-Europos have never been published collectively, and for this reason they are enumerated and re-evaluated in the appendix. The book is richly illustrated with 20 figures and 22 plates.
 

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THE HISTORY OF DURAEUROPOS AND PALMYRA
1
THE TEMPLE OF BEL IN THE NECROPOLIS OF DURAEUROPOS
41
THE GADDE OF TADMOR AND DURA
99
THECULTOFNABU
128
VI THE CULT OF MALAKBEL
157
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
190
Bibliography
335
Index of Personal Names
349
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Lucinda Dirven, Ph.D. (1999) in Theology, University of Leiden, has published on the art and religion of the Near East during the Roman and early Christian periods.

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