Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Urban Religion in Late Antiquity

Edited by: Asuman Lätzer-Lasar and Emiliano Rubens Urciuoli,  
In collaboration with: Rubina Raja and Jörg Rüpke 
book: Urban Religion in Late Antiquity

Urban Religion is an emerging research field cutting across various social science disciplines, all of them dealing with “lived religion” in contemporary and (mainly) global cities. It describes the reciprocal formation and mutual influence of religion and urbanity in both their material and ideational dimensions. However, this approach, if duly historicized, can be also fruitfully applied to antiquity.

Aim of the volume is the analysis of the entanglement of religious communication and city life during an arc of time that is characterised by dramatic and even contradicting developments. Bringing together textual analyses and archaelogical case studies in a comparative perspective, the volume zooms in on the historical context of the advanced imperial and late antique Mediterranean space (2nd–8th centuries CE).

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Intersecting religion and urbanity in late antiquity
Asuman Lätzer-Lasar, Rubina Raja, Jörg Rüpke and Emiliano Rubens Urciuoli
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A tale of no cities
Emiliano Rubens Urciuoli
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The children of Cain
Clifford Ando
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Faith and the city in the 4th century CE
Teresa Morgan
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Intellectualizing religion in the cities of the Roman Empire
Heidi Wendt
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The city of the dead or: the making of a cultural geography
Lara Weiss
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A new “topography of devotion”
Michele Renee Salzman
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City of prophecies
Paroma Chatterjee
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Creating a city of believers: Rabbula of Edessa
Hartmut Leppin
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Sacred spaces and new cities in the Byzantine East
Michael Blömer
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Roman baths as locations of religious practice
Dirk Steuernagel
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