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

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

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)

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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