Empires of Faith in Late Antiquity

  title={Empires of Faith in Late Antiquity},
  author={Jas' Elsner},
This book reveals the rewards of exploring the relationship between art and religion in the ûrst millennium, and the particular problems of comparing the visual cultures of diûerent emergent and established religions of the period in Eurasia – Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and the pagan religions of the Roman world. Most of these became established and remained in play as what are called ‘the world religions’. The chapters in this volume show how the long… 
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The Spectrum of Religiousness, or What Makes an Object Religious. Habits, Patterned Evidence and Religious Meanings of Image-Objects in Pompeii

¿Cómo adquieren los objetos-imagen un significado religioso? ¿Cuándo podemos interpretar las fuentes materiales como restos de un ritual religioso? Estas cuestiones son fundamentales para la

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Corpus dei papiri filosofici Greci e Latini (CPF). Testi e lessico nei papiri di cultura greca e latina. Parte II.1: Frammenti Adespoti. Pp. xxx + 268, pls. Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 2019.



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