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Religion in Roman Egypt : assimilation and resistance /

: xvi, 314 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-306) and index. : 0691026858 (cl : alk. paper)

Published 1998
Pilgrimage and holy space in late antique Egypt /

: Some illustrations folded. : xiv, 516 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9004111271 (alk. paper) : 0927-7633 ;

Elijah in Upper Egypt : the apocalypse of Elijah and early Egyptian Christianity /

: Based on the author's thesis at Princeton University's Department of Religion in 1990. : xviii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-355) and indexes. : 0800631064

Published 2019
Guide to the study of ancient magic /

: In the midst of academic debates about the utility of the term "magic" and the cultural meaning of ancient words like mageia or khesheph , this Guide to the Study of Ancient Magic seeks to advance the discussion by separating out three topics essential to the very idea of magic. The three major sections of this volume address (1) indigenous terminologies for ambiguous or illicit ritual in antiquity; (2) the ancient texts, manuals, and artifacts commonly designated "magical" or used to represent ancient magic; and (3) a series of contexts, from the written word to materiality itself, to which the term "magic" might usefully pertain. The individual essays in this volume cover most of Mediterranean and Near Eastern antiquity, with essays by both established and emergent scholars of ancient religions. In a burgeoning field of "magic studies" trying both to preserve and to justify critically the category itself, this volume brings new clarity and provocative insights. This will be an indispensable resource to all interested in magic in the Bible and the Ancient Near East, ancient Greece and Rome, Early Christianity and Judaism, Egypt through the Christian period, and also comparative and critical theory.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004390751 : 0927-7633 ;

Published 1998
Pilgrimage and holy space in late antique Egypt /

: This volume deals with the origins and rise of Christian pilgrimage cults in late antique Egypt. Part One covers the major theoretical issues in the study of Coptic pilgrimage, such as sacred landscape and shrines' catchment areas, while Part Two examines native Egyptian and Egyptian Jewish pilgrimage practices. Part Three investigates six major shrines, from Philae's diverse non-Christian devotees to the great pilgrim center of Abu Mina and a Thecla shrine on its route. Part Four looks at such diverse pilgrims' rites as oracles, chant, and stational liturgy, while Part Five brings in Athanasius's and an anonymous hagiographer's perspectives on pilgrimage in Egypt. The volume includes illustrations of the Abu Mina site, pilgrims' ampules from the Thecla shrine, as well as several maps.
: Some illustrations folded. : 1 online resource (xiv, 516 pages) : illustrations, maps. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004298064 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.