Archaeology and World Religion / Edition 1

Archaeology and World Religion / Edition 1

by Timothy Insoll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415221552

ISBN-13: 9780415221559

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Archaeology and World Religion is an important new work, being the first to examine these two vast topics together. The volume explores the relationship between, and the contribution archaeology can make to the study of 'World Religions'.
The contributors consider a number of questions:
* can religious (sacred) texts be treated as historical

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Archaeology and World Religion is an important new work, being the first to examine these two vast topics together. The volume explores the relationship between, and the contribution archaeology can make to the study of 'World Religions'.
The contributors consider a number of questions:
* can religious (sacred) texts be treated as historical documents, or do they merit special treatment?
* Does archaeology with its emphasis on material culture dispel notions of the ideal/divine?
* Does the study of archaeology and religion lead to differing interpretations of the same event?
* In what ways does the notion of a uniform religious identity exist and is this recognisable in the archaeological record?
Clearly written and up-to-date, this volume will be an indispensable research tool for academics and specialists in these fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415221559
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: the archaeology of world religion1
2The archaeology of Hinduism33
3The archaeology of Buddhism61
4The archaeology of Judaism96
5The archaeology of Islam123
6The archaeology of Christianity in global perspective148
7Ethics and the archaeology of world religions182
8Gender in the archaeology of world religion?193
9Death, being, and time: the historical context of the world religions203
Index221

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