Archaeology

Le Sacré Et Le Salut A Antioche Au IVe Siecle Apr. J.-C. Pratiques Festives Et Comportements Religieux Dans Le Processus De Christianisation De La Cité.

$150

Author:

Soler, Emmanuel.

Publisher:

Institut Francais du Proche-Orient

Publisher City:

Beirut

Year:

2006

Edition:

First Edition

ISBN:

2351590317

Weight:

1500 g

Dimensions:

28*22

Reference ID:

22501

Quantity:

1

Keyword:

Near East Archaeology, Catholic Church,  Antioch, Festive Ceremonies, Religious Practices, Roman eMpire.

282 pp of French text+ 4 pp of Arabic text in two columns; 16 b/w plates, biblio, index, maps. Bibliotheque Archeologique Et Historique. Ouvrage Publie avec le concours du ministere des Affaires Etrangeres (DGCID) et du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique ( FRE 2895 ). publisher's original wrappers; Copy in very good  condition. New. BAH 176
Fourth century Antioch is usually considered as a Christian city. However, its merry and exuberant festive practices revealed an inclusive religiosity. Intermingled with jubilant pagan festivals and Dionysiac abandonment. Jewish and Christian festivals alike were celebrated in dionysian processions made incessant by the numerous religious holidays of a city at once Christian, Pagan, Jewish and Manichaean. 
Anthiochians aspired to salvation above all else and sought it in the stars and the calender by presaging the most timely onset of religious festivals, and in their bacchic-style celebrations. The presence of Dionysus in Antioch is evident in the numerous Dionysian festivals as well as the unfading celebratory Koine that transform all religious festivals into bacchic celebrations, be they in the name of Zeus, the Christ or Christian martyrs. 

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