H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in black & white with 3 plates in colour
Published Dec 2018
The first comprehensive multidisciplinary analysis of rural cult centres in the Hauran (southern Syria) from the pre-Roman to the Roman period (100 BC-AD 300). This volume re-evaluates the significance of contacts between the elite of the Hauran and other cultures of the Near East in shaping cult sites.
Chapter 1 - Introduction; Chapter 2 - The geographical and historical background of the Hauran; Chapter 3 - Rural cult centres in their pre-provincial political context; Chapter 4 - ‘A religious cultural identity’ of the Hauran in the pre-provincial period; Chapter 5 - ‘A rural religious cultural identity’ of the Hauran in the provincial period; Chapter 6 - Rural cult centres as meeting places for their religious and economic function; Chapter 7 - Conclusion; Bibliography; Appendix; Gazetteer
'The volume analyzes an admirable quantity of data...F. Mazzilli's synthesis will be of great service because it brings together considerable documentation and poses important questions which the scientific community will continue to address.'