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Religion, History, and Place in the Origin of Settled Life - (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 306

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: Ancient

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

Book theme: General

Language: English

Street Date: June 3, 2019
TCIN: 77897292
UPC: 9781607329404
Item Number (DPCI): 247-64-1416

Description

This volume explores the role of religion and ritual in the origin of settled life in the Middle East, focusing on the repetitive construction of houses or cult buildings in the same place. Prominent archaeologists, anthropologists, and scholars of religion working at several of the region's most important sites--such as �atalh�y�k, G�bekli Tepe, K�rtik Tepe, and Aşıklı H�y�k--contend that religious factors significantly affected the timing and stability of settled economic structures.

Contributors argue that the long-term social relationships characteristic of delayed-return agricultural systems must be based on historical ties to place and to ancestors. They define different forms of history-making, including nondiscursive routinized practices as well as commemorative memorialization. They consider the timing in the Neolithic of an emerging concern with history-making in place in relation to the adoption of farming and settled life in regional sequences. They explore whether such correlations indicate the causal processes in which history-making, ritual practices, agricultural intensification, population increase, and social competition all played a role.

Religion, History, and Place in the Origin of Settled Life takes a major step forward in understanding the adoption of farming and a settled way of life in the Middle East by foregrounding the roles of history-making and religious ritual. This work is relevant to students and scholars of Near Eastern archaeology, as well as those interested in the origins of agriculture and social complexity or the social role of religion in the past.


Contributors: Kurt W. Alt, Mark R. Anspach, Marion Benz, Lee Clare, Anna Belfer-Cohen, Morris Cohen, Oliver Dietrich, G�neş Duru, Yilmaz S. Erdal, Nigel Goring-Morris, Ian Hodder, Rosemary A. Joyce, Nicola Lercari, Wendy Matthews, Jens Notroff, Vecihi �zkaya, Feridun S. Şahin, F. Leron Shults, Devrim S�nmez, Christina Tsoraki, Wesley Wildman
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