The Archaeology of Late Antique 'Paganism' (Late Antique Archaeology)

There is not any contract over how one can identify the 'pagan' cults of overdue antiquity. in actual fact they have been extra different than this Christian label indicates, but additionally exhibited trends in the direction of monotheism and inner adjustments which makes it tricky to explain them as 'traditional cults'. This quantity, which include wide bibliographic essays, considers the decline of city temples along the various evolution of different focii of cult perform and identification. The papers exhibit nice neighborhood range within the improvement of past due vintage paganism, and recommend that the time has come to desert a unmarried compelling narrative of 'the finish of the temples' in accordance with felony resources and literary debts. even supposing temple destructions are attested, in a few areas the tip of paganism was once either slow and untraumatic, with extra co-existence with Christianity than one may have expected.Contributors are Javier Arce, Béatrice Caseau, Georgios Deligiannakis, Koen Demarsin, Jitse H.F. Dijkstra, Demetrios Eliopoulos, James Gerrard, Penelope J. Goodman, David Gwynn, Luke Lavan, Michael Mulryan, Helen G. Saradi, Eberhard W. Sauer, Gareth Sears, Peter Talloen, Peter Van Nuffelen and Lies Vercauteren.

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