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Spaces of Roman Religion and Christianity in Late Antiquity

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Abstract This chapter deals with the way religions impacted space during late antiquity, whether urban space, the architectural space of religious buildings, or domestic space. The period is rich in cult places and spaces used for religious rituals that correspond to a variety of religions, cults, and magical practices. Although a great deal of the scholarship in this area has focused on the changes in the religious landscape that occurred during late antiquity, from the closing and destruction of temples to the building of new synagogues, churches, and, eventually, mosques, one should not overlook the importance of rituals in the home, family cults at the tombs, or gatherings of ritual associations.
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hal-03857953 , version 1 (17-11-2022)

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Béatrice Caseau Chevallier. Spaces of Roman Religion and Christianity in Late Antiquity. The Oxford Handbook of Religious Space, 1, Oxford University Press, pp.327-C20.N62, 2022, ⟨10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190874988.013.24⟩. ⟨hal-03857953⟩
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