Religion in the Emergence of Civilization: Çatalhöyük as a Case Study

Religion in the Emergence of Civilization: Çatalhöyük as a Case Study

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by Ian Hodder
     
 

Examines the role of spirituality and religious ritual in the emergence of complex societies, using Çatalhöyük, as a case study.

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Examines the role of spirituality and religious ritual in the emergence of complex societies, using Çatalhöyük, as a case study.

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ISBN-13:
9780521150194
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/30/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Hodder is Dunlevie Family Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. He was recently awarded the Huxley Medal by the Royal Anthropological Institute and is the author of various books, including, most recently, The Leopard's Tale: Revealing the Mysteries of Çatalhöyük (2006).

Table of Contents

1. Probing religion at Çatalhöyük: an interdisciplinary experiment Ian Hodder; 2. The symbolism of Çatalhöyük in its regional context Ian Hodder and Lynn Meskell; 3. Spiritual entanglement: transforming religious symbols at Çatalhöyük LeRon Shults; 4. Coding the non-visible: epistemic limitations and understanding symbolic behavior at Çatalhöyük Wentzel van Huyssteen; 5. Modes of religiosity at Çatalhöyük Harvey Whitehouse and Ian Hodder; 6. Is there religion at Çatalhöyük … or just houses? Maurice Bloch; 7. History houses: a new interpretation of architectural elaboration at Çatalhöyük Ian Hodder and Peter Pels; 8. Marked, absent, habitual: approaches to Neolithic religion at Çatalhöyük Webb Keane; 9. Temporalities of religion at Çatalhöyük Peter Pels; 10. The Neolithic cosmos of Çatalhöyük Paul Wason; 11. Magical deposits at Çatalhöyük: a matter of time and place? Carolyn Nakamura; 12. Conclusions and evaluation Ian Hodder.

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