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Not Quite Shamans
Spirit Worlds and Political Lives in Northern Mongolia
Morten Axel Pedersen
An ethnography of recent societal transformations in Mongolia and their impact on local belief systems.



On Greek Religion
Robert Parker
A provocative and wide-ranging entrée into the world of ancient Greek religion.



The Sungod's Journey through the Netherworld
Reading the Ancient Egyptian Amduat
Andreas Schweizer
Schweizer guides the reader through the Amduat, offering a psychological interpretation of its principal textual and iconographic elements. He draws on Jungian archetypes to identify similar expressions about the afterlife in other world cultures.



War on Sacred Grounds
Ron E. Hassner
Hassner investigates the causes and properties of conflicts over religious sites that are both venerated and contested; he also proposes potential means for managing these disputes.



Introducing New Gods
The Politics of Athenian Religion
Robert Garland
Examining the means through which the Athenians established and marketed cults, this handsomely illustrated book is the first to illuminate the full range of motives—political and economic, as well as spiritual—that prompted them to introduce new gods.



The Lotus and the Lion
Buddhism and the British Empire
J. Jeffrey Franklin
Buddhism is indisputably gaining prominence in the West, as is evidenced by the growth of Buddhist practice within many traditions and keen interest in meditation and mindfulness. In The Lotus and the Lion, J. Jeffrey Franklin traces the historical...



Of Religion and Empire
Missions, Conversion, and Tolerance in Tsarist Russia
This book is the first to investigate the role of religious conversion in the long history of Russian state building, with geographic coverage from Poland and European Russia to the Caucasus, Central Asia, Siberia, and Alaska.



The Priests of Ancient Egypt
Serge Sauneron
Using as his sources the Egyptian texts and the testimony of classical authors, Serge Sauneron illuminates the role of the priesthood in Ancient Egypt.



The Ravenous Hyenas and the Wounded Sun
Myth and Ritual in Ancient India
Stephanie W. Jamison
Jamison addresses the conditions that have limited our understanding of Vedic myth and ritual, such as the profusion and obscurity of the texts and the tendency on the part of scholars to approach mythology and ritual independently.



The Prince of Darkness
Radical Evil and the Power of Good in History
Jeffrey Burton Russell
While recounting how past generations have personified evil, Jeffrey Burton Russell deepens our understanding of the ways in which people have dealt with the enduring problem of radical evil.



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