Archaeology and Fertility Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean

First International Conference on Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean

University of Malta, 2–5 September 1985

Anthony Bonanno | University of Malta
ISBN 9789060322888 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
ISBN 9789027272539 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
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The papers in this volume derive from the First International Conference on Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean (Malta, 1985). The field remains divided between the view supporting the existence of a universal belief in an all-pervading and all-embracing Mother Goddess – of which the fertility cult is just one, albeit important, aspect – and the view questioning the very bases of that theory. This conference showed that there seems to be a greater disposition for further dialogue. The fertility content in Near Eastern and Classical religions remains indisputable. The conference proved to be also, not accidentally, of special significance to Maltese archaeology. The volume is divided into four sections: Section I. Prehistory; Section II. Prehistory, Malta; Section III. Phoenician and Near Eastern Religions; Section IV. The Greco-Roman World.
[Not in series - Grüner, 15] 1986.  xii, 356 pp. incl. 103 figures
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher:B.R. Grüner Publishing Company
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Main BIC Subject

HBLA: Ancient history: to c 500 CE

Main BISAC Subject

HIS002000: HISTORY / Ancient / General
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