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6. Twilight in the far west

6. Twilight in the far west  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0006
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9780199539406
Irish vernacular literature reveals Irish Druids, in the centuries before Christianity, as men of power, established in royal courts and serving as intermediaries between gods and men. ... More
2. The European theatre

2. The European theatre  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777233
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10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0002
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There has been a tendency to regard druidism as a largely western European phenomenon of the late Iron Age, partly because La Tène material culture is found in all the areas in which the ... More
3. The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids

3. The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0003
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9780199539406
‘The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids’ considers a range of archaeological data relevant to the intellectual life and belief systems of the inhabitants of Gaul ... More
8. Two hidden treasures

8. Two hidden treasures  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0008
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9780199735709
‘Two hidden treasures’ examines the anonymous composition known as the Letter to the Hebrews (or simply “Hebrews”), and the Letter of James. Hebrews highlights aspects of the symbolic world ... More
4. Ritual and transformation

4. Ritual and transformation  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780199394432
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0005
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9780199943524
There are many rites that traffic in symbols and processes of transformation: healing rites, funerary rites, magic, sacrifice, rites of inversion, and rites of passage. Ritual theorists ... More
5. Altars steeped in human blood

5. Altars steeped in human blood  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0005
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According to ‘Altars steeped in human blood’, the Posidonian tradition presents a coherent picture of the ritual and religious world of the Celts, where the Druids were wise philosophers, ... More
3. The religions of AbrahamJewish understandings of God

3. The religions of Abraham: Jewish understandings of God  

John Bowker

in God: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191781223
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10.1093/actrade/9780198708957.003.0003
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9780198708957
‘The religions of Abraham: Jewish understandings of God’ looks at Judaism in detail and the foundations in the Biblical period in order to show how the distinctive Jewish understandings of ... More
2. Assyrian places

2. Assyrian places  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0002
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9780198715900
‘Assyrian places’ considers the exploration of key sites that provide insight into Assyria’s rediscovery since the mid-19th century. Firstly, it looks at the city where everything ... More
3. Assyrians at home

3. Assyrians at home  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0003
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9780198715900
‘Assyrians at home’ describes the great variety of living conditions and human experiences in the Assyrian Empire in the 7th century, the period when the source material is most numerous ... More
4. Assyrians abroad

4. Assyrians abroad  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0004
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9780198715900
‘Assyrians abroad’ captures snapshots of Assyrian lives far away from the city of Aššur and Assyrian heartland through a range of primary sources from different periods. Accounts of ... More
5. Foreigners in Assyria

5. Foreigners in Assyria  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0005
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9780198715900
‘Foreigners in Assyria’ looks at Assyrian interactions with the wider world by focusing on foreigners in the city of Aššur and how they got there. The first two cases explore Assyrian ... More
Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

Ritual: A Very Short Introduction  

Barry Stephenson

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Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.001.0001
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9780199943524
Ritual is part of what it means to be human. It defines and enriches culture, but what is ritual? What are the various kinds of ritual? Is ritual tradition bound and conservative or ... More
2. Ritual and the origins of culture

2. Ritual and the origins of culture  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780199394432
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0003
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9780199943524
From an ethological perspective, ritual must have been present at the beginnings of humanity and ritualization played an adaptive role in the course of both biological and cultural ... More
4. Herodotus as ethnographer

4. Herodotus as ethnographer  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0005
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9780199575992
‘Herodotus as ethnographer’ explains how Herodotus's natural curiosity led him to pioneer a new field that would greatly broaden his fellow Greeks' understanding of the human community and ... More
1. The Druids in time and space

1. The Druids in time and space  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0001
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9780199539406
According to ‘The Druids in time and space’, the texts mentioning Druids are drawn from wide tracts of territory over long spans of time. Classical texts describe them as philosophers, ... More
4. Cosmovision and human sacrifice

4. Cosmovision and human sacrifice  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0004
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9780195379389
‘Cosmovision and human sacrifice’ investigates the facts behind Aztec human sacrifices. Human sacrifice undoubtedly happened, but the extent to which it did was hotly disputed. Eyewitness ... More
Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Druids: A Very Short Introduction  

Barry Cunliffe

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199539406
The Druids: A Very Short Introduction sets out to answer the questions: Who were the Druids? What do we know about them? Do they still exist today? The Druids first came into ... More
7. Renaissance and rediscovery

7. Renaissance and rediscovery  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0007
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9780199539406
‘Renaissance and rediscovery’ reveals that in the 16th century, Classical texts were rediscovered and, with them, the Celts and the Druids. The French and British embraced the warrior ... More
The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction  

David Carrasco

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195379389
The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. This VSI looks ... More
1. The city of Tenochtitlan: center of the Aztec world

1. The city of Tenochtitlan: center of the Aztec world  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195379389
‘The city of Tenochtitlan: center of the Aztec world’ describes Tenochtitlan. The Spanish expeditionary forces, led by Hernan Cortés, were amazed by Tenochtitlan. It lay at the heart of a ... More

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