Ultimate Devotion: The Historical Impact and Archaeological Expression of Intense Religious Movements

1st Edition

Yoav Arbel

Published March 1, 2009
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9781845532260 - CAT# Y174991
Series: Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology

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From the first Jewish revolt against Rome in the first century CE to contemporary Islamic fanaticism, faith in the hands of religious zealots has been a powerful and often catastrophic means of enacting radical change. 'Ultimate Devotion' examines a range of religious movements across history to reveal the striking similarities in the way they emerged, the characters of their leaders and followers, and their often tragic conclusions. A rich variety of archaeological materials intersect with textual evidence and anthropological theory to develop a model of mass action inspired by intense religion. In its exploration of religious rebellion in history, 'Ultimate Devotion' illuminates religious fanaticism today.


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