Item description for Military Religion in Roman Britain (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum) by Georgia L. Irby-Massie...
This volume discusses the religions of the imperial soldiers in Roman Britain, and the religious interactions of the soldiers and civillians. Drawing on epigraphic and archaeological evidence, the text demonstrates the complexities of Roman, Eastern and Celtic rites, how each system influenced the others and how each system was altered over time. The first part presents discursive chapters on topics such as the cult of the emperor, Mithraism in Britain, the cults of Celtic warriors and healers, the Romanization of civilian religions, and Christianity; the second part consists of an annotated catalogue of the epigraphical sources. Of significance is the broad range of materials synthesized to show the extent to which native religions influenced and were influenced by imported Roman and eastern cults.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1999
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004108483 ISBN13 9789004108486
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More About Georgia L. Irby-Massie
Irby-Massie teaches at Louisiana State University.