Ancient Divination and Experience

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Ancient Divination and Experience
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
10-10-2019
Sprog:
Engelsk
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This volume sets out to re-examine what ancient people - primarily those in ancient Greek and Roman communities, but also Mesopotamian and Chinese cultures - thought they were doing through divination, and what this can tell us about the religions and cultures in which divination was practised. The chapters, authored by a range of established experts and upcoming early-career scholars, engage with four shared questions: What kinds of gods do ancient forms ofdivination presuppose? What beliefs, anxieties, and hopes did divination seek to address? What were the limits of human 'control' of divination? What kinds of human-divine relationships did divination create/sustain? The volume as a whole seeks to move beyond functionalist approaches to divination in orderto identify and elucidate previously understudied aspects of ancient divinatory experience and practice. Special attention is paid to the experiences of non-elites, the perception of divine presence, the ways in which divinatory techniques could surprise their users by yielding unexpected or unwanted results, the difficulties of interpretation with which divinatory experts were thought to contend, and the possibility that divination could not just ease, but also exacerbate, anxiety inpractitioners and consultants.

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Udgivelsesdato:
10-10-2019
ISBN13:
9780198844549
Vægt:
520 g
Dybde:
25 mm
Bredde:
146 mm
Højde:
222 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    How did people in the ancient world experience their attempts to communicate with divine powers? This volume seeks to re-examine divination in ancient Greek, Roman, Mesopotamian, and Chinese cultures and to identify and elucidate previously understudied aspects of ancient divinatory experience and practice. 1 black-and-white illustration

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