A Faithful Sea: The Religious Cultures of the Mediterranean, by Adnan Husain, K. E. Fleming

By Adnan Husain, K. E. Fleming

Modern academia depends categorization. you can actually learn Africa or Europe; East or West; the center a long time or the Early glossy interval. during this cutting edge number of essays, the Mediterranean is taken as an entire. The birthplace of the 3 vital monotheistic religions, it truly is proven to be a special cultural house characterised by means of hybridity, variety, and cultural dynamism.

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