This overview of the religious customs of ancient cultures boasts an international selection of contributors, all of whom are leading scholars in their field. The cultural practices of popular as well as formal religion are explored in detail, giving an impression of all, not only elite societies. Every topic is placed in its own cultural context, while bearing in mind its relevance to a wider historical and sociological debate. The result is an erudite and thoroughly readable handbook to ancient religions, from Palaeolithic cave art to the rituals of Aztec and Inca civilizations.
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Presents an overview of the religious customs of ancient cultures. This book explores the cultural practices of popular as well as formal religion. It covers topics ranging from Palaeolithic cave art to the rituals of Aztec and Inca civilizations.About the Author:
John Hinnells is Visiting Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Derby. He has edited Who's Who of Religions, The Penguin Handbook of Living Religions and The Penguin Dictionary of Religions.
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