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Conference Colloque international sur les études isiaques (5th : 2011 : Boulogne-sur-Mer, France)
Title Power, politics, and the cults of Isis : proceedings of the Vth International Conference of Isis studies, Boulogne-sur-Mer, October 13-15, 2011 / edited by Laurent Bricault and Miguel John Versluys.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014]

Conference Colloque international sur les études isiaques (5th : 2011 : Boulogne-sur-Mer, France)
Series Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, 0927-7633 ; VOLUME 180
Religions in the Graeco-Roman world ; v. 180.
Subject Isis (Egyptian deity) -- Cult -- Congresses.
Religion and politics -- Egypt -- Congresses.
Egypt -- Religion -- Congresses.
Alt Name Bricault, Laurent,
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 364 pages : illustrations (some colour)).
Note Includes index.
Summary In the Hellenistic and Roman world intimate relations existed between those holding power and the cults of Isis. This book is the first to chart these various appropriations over time within a comparative perspective. Ten carefully selected case studies show that “the Egyptian gods” were no exotic outsiders to the Hellenistic and Roman Mediterranean, but constituted a well institutionalised and frequently used religious option. Ranging from the early Ptolemies and Seleucids to late Antiquity, the case studies illustrate how much symbolic meaning was made with the cults of Isis by kings, emperors, cities and elites. Three articles introduce the theme of Isis and the longue durée theoretically, simultaneously exploring a new approach towards concepts like ruler cult and Religionspolitik.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 7 La reine Huldu et la coiffe isiaque. Isis et le pouvoir royal à Pétra (Ier s. av. J.-C.-Ier s. apr. J.-C.)Chapter 8 " Isis " et " Athènes " : épigraphie, espace et pouvoir à la basse époque hellénistique; Part 3 Isis and the Roman World; Chapter 9 Le basileion, les reines et Actium; Chapter 10 The Flavians: Pharaonic Kingship between Egypt and Rome; Chapter 11 Les cultes isiaques et les pouvoirs locaux en Italie; Chapter 12 Le tropisme isiaque des Sévères : une acmé reconsidérée?; Chapter 13 Gens isiaca et identité polythéiste à Rome à la fin du IVe s. apr. J.-C.; Index Nominum.
Preface; List of Figures; List of Participants; Jean Leclant, in memoriam; Part 1 Isis and the longue durée; Chapter 1 Isis and Empires; Chapter 2 Cuius regio, eius religio? Rulers and Religious Change in Greco-Roman Egypt; Chapter 3 Isis and the Evolution of Religions; Part 2 Isis and the Hellenistic World; Chapter 4 Sarapis, Isis et le pouvoir lagide; Chapter 5 Les cultes isiaques dans l'espace séleucide; Chapter 6 Les cultes isiaques et le pouvoir dans la Tétrapole syrienne.
ISBN 9789004278271 (electronic bk.)
9004278273 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/9789004278271
OCLC # 894589258
Additional Format Print version:Colloque international sur les études isiaques (5th : 2011 : Boulogne-sur-Mer, France). Power, politics, and the cults of Isis. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014] 9789004277182 (DLC) 2014020104 (OCoLC)880521125

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