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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion Timothy Insoll (University of Exeter, University of Exeter, Professor of Archaeology)

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion By Timothy Insoll (University of Exeter, University of Exeter, Professor of Archaeology)

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion by Timothy Insoll (University of Exeter, University of Exeter, Professor of Archaeology)


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A comprehensive overview, by period and region, of the archaeology of ritual and religion. The coverage is global, and extends from the earliest prehistory to modern times. Written by over sixty renowned specialists, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will also stimulate further research.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion Summary

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion by Timothy Insoll (University of Exeter, University of Exeter, Professor of Archaeology)

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion provides a comprehensive overview by period and region of the relevant archaeological material in relation to theory, methodology, definition, and practice. Although, as the title indicates, the focus is upon archaeological investigations of ritual and religion, by necessity ideas and evidence from other disciplines are also included, among them anthropology, ethnography, religious studies, and history. The Handbook covers a global span-Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, and the Americas-and reaches from the earliest prehistory (the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic) to modern times. In addition, chapters focus upon relevant themes, ranging from landscape to death, from taboo to water, from gender to rites of passage, from ritual to fasting and feasting. Written by over sixty specialists, renowned in their respective fields, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will serve both as a comprehensive introduction to its subject and as a stimulus to further research.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion Reviews

This [Handbook] gives many riches, and is both extremely thought provoking and timely. It will be used and enjoyed by readers at many different levels. * Alasdair Whittle, European Journal of Archaeology *
The volume is exceptionally well organized. * Stephen D. Glazier, Religion *

About Timothy Insoll (University of Exeter, University of Exeter, Professor of Archaeology)

Timothy Insoll is Al-Qasimi Professor of African and Islamic Archaeology in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. Educated at the Universities of Sheffield and Cambridge, he was a Research Fellow at St John's College, Cambridge from 1995 until 1998, when he was appointed Lecturer at the University of Manchester. After becoming a Reader in 2004 and being awarded a personal chair in 2005 he moved to the University of Exeter in 2016. He is the author or editor of 16 books, three special journal issues, and numerous articles and reviews on a wide range of research topics across the discipline of archaeology, and has completed fieldwork in Mali, Ghana, western India, Bahrain, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Uganda.

Table of Contents

Timothy Insoll: Introduction: Ritual and Religion in Archaeological Perspective I. Elements and Expression 1: Chris Scarre: Monumentality 2: Randi Haaland & Gunnar Haaland: Landscape 3: Terje Oestigard: Water 4: Anders Kaliff: Fire 5: Amy Gazin-Schwartz: Myth and Folklore 6: Terje Oestigard: Cosmogony 7: Tim Taylor: Death 8: Nicky Milner: Taboo 9: Marc Verhoeven: The Many Dimensions of Ritual 10: Chris Fowler: Personhood and the Body 11: Timothy Insoll: Sacrifice 12: Randall McGuire & Reinhard Bernbeck: Ideology 13: Michael Dietler: Feasting and Fasting 14: Sarah Milledge Nelson: Gender and Religion in Archaeology 15: Yannis Hamilakis: Archaeologies of the Senses 16: Timothy Clack: Syncretism and Religious Fusion 17: Olivier P. Gosselain: Technology 18: Paul Garwood: Rites of Passage 19: Zoe Crossland: The Archaeology of Contemporary Conflict 20: David S. Whitley: Rock Art, Religion and Ritual II. Prehistoric European Ritual and Religion 21: Paul Pettitt: Religion and Ritual in the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic 22: Paul Bahn: Religion and Ritual in the Upper Palaeolithic 23: Chantal Conneller: The Mesolithic 24: Julian Thomas: Ritual and Religion in the Neolithic 25: Joanna Bruck: Fire, Earth, Water: An Elemental Cosmography of the European Bronze Age 26: Jody Joy: The Iron Age III. Religion and Ritual in World Prehistory 27: Timothy Insoll: Sub-Saharan Africa 28: Lukas Nickel: The Prehistory of Religion in China 29: Simon Kaner: The Archaeology of Religion and Ritual in the Prehistoric Japanese Archipelago 30: Charles Higham: Ritual and Religion in Southeast Asia 31: Bruno David: Historicising Cosmologies in Australia and Papua New Guinea (Historicising Cosmologies in Australia and Papua New Guinea 32: Paul Rainbird: Pacific and New Zealand 33: Peter Roe: Walking Upside-Down and Backwards: Art and Religion in the Ancient Caribbean 34: Rosemary Joyce: Recognizing Religion in Mesoamerican Archaeology: Maya 35: Michael E. Smith: Aztecs 36: Kevin Lane: Inca 37: Jeffrey Quilter: Moche Religion 38: Kelley Hays-Gilpin: North America: Pueblos 39: James Vernon Knight: North America: Eastern Woodlands 40: Roy L. Carlson: The North American Northwest Coast Religious System: Coastal Northwest 41: Brian Robinson: Ritual and Archaeological Visibility in the Far Northeast of North America IV. Religion and Cult of the Old World 42: Colin Renfrew: Prehistoric Religions in the Aegean 43: Julia Kindt: Ancient Greece 44: Tom Rasmussen: Etruscan Ritual and Religion 45: Anna Stevens: Egypt 46: Richard Hingley: Rome: Imperial and Local Religions 47: Caroline Malone & Simon Stoddart: Maltese Prehistoric Religion 48: Michael J. Seymour: Mesopotamia 49: Marc Verhoeven: Retrieving the Supernatural: Ritual and Religion in the Prehistoric Levant 50: Daniel Potts: Iran 51: Karina Croucher: Anatolia 52: Anders Andren: Old Norse and Germanic Religion 53: Martin Welch: Pre-Christian Practices in the Anglo-Saxon World 54: Tonno Jonuks: The Archaeology of Baltic Religions V. Archaeology of World Religions 55: Aaron A. Burke: The Archaeology of Ritual and Religion in Ancient Israel and the Levant, and the Origins of Judaism 56: James F. Strange: The Archaeology of Judaism from the Persian Period to the Sixth Century AD 57: Namita Sugandhi & Kathleen Morrison: Archaeology of Hinduism 58: Robin Coningham: Buddhism 59: Sam Turner: Christianity 60: Andrew Petersen: Islam VI. Archaeology of Indigenous and New Religions 61: Neil Price: Shamanism 62: Timothy Insoll: Animism and Totemism 63: Jenny Blain: Neo-Shamanism: Pagan and 'Neo-Shamanic' Interactions with Archaeology 64: Aleks Pluskowski: Druidism and Neo-Paganism 65: Timothy Insoll: Ancestor Cults 66: Pierre de Maret: Divine Kings

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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion by Timothy Insoll (University of Exeter, University of Exeter, Professor of Archaeology)
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