The Cambridge history of religion in the ancient world from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic era by Marvin A. Sweeney

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .

Written in English

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  • Religions,
  • Ancient Civilization

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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Statement[edited by] Marvin A. Sweeney, Michele Renee Salzman
LC ClassificationsBL96 .C363 2012
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Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL25139528M
ISBN 109781107019997, 9780521858304, 9780521858311
LC Control Number2011049012

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