Religion in the Lives of the Ancient peoples
Ancient Religion & Ancient Religious Philosophy
This book explores how memory intersects with and shapes religious traditions and cultural identities of ancient civilizations in respect of their religious beliefs and cultural identities.
ıt discusses how the memory layers that make up ancient history (social, religious, cultural) are represented and refracted in different contexts of the written and material remains of antiquity.
Part ı Part I looks at religious pasts and the religious present in description and philiosophy of religion contexts, as well as the visual expression of specific identities, formed and forged over long periods of time.
Part ıı Part II is about defining religious identity and focuses on the apparently homogenous cultures that engage in a dialogue with their own past.
case studies show how selective commemoration and inventing the past shape particular religious identities., and ancient religious lives of ancşent peoples.
PART III Part III is about the forgotten ancient religions
Dr Kemal Yildirim is an orientalist researching on political and social aspects of ancient civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia and on Egyptology and Near eastern cultures.
he currently researches on Orientalism within Postmodernism, and Globalism and Postcolonial Theory: Contexts, Practices, Politics Within İslam and the West