These sanctuaries iscusses the identity of the elite group that contributed financially to the building of sanctuaries and attempts to reconstruct ritual and economic activities in cult centres This "work re evaluates the significance of contacts between the elite of the Hauran and other cultures of the Near "re evaluates the significance of contacts between the elite of the Hauran and other cultures of the Near in shaping cult sites and it includes the first catalogue of rural cult centres of the Hauran in the appendix.
Read Rural Cult Centres in the Hauran as Part of a Broader Network of the Near East 100 BC AD 300The book challenges earlier scholars' emphasis on the role played by local identities and Romanisation in religion and religious architecture in the Roman Empire through 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 The Hauran is "Syria from the pre Roman to the Roman period 100 BC AD 300 The Hauran is interesting and revealing object of study because it has been a geographical cross. Roads between ifferent cultures "Over Time Inspired By "time Inspired by theories on interconnectivity and globalisation the monograph argues that cult centres and the interconnectivity and
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