Julia Krul en Renate Dekker
Matthias de Vrieshof 3 zaal 104 (het Verbarium)
Join us on Thursday the 28th of June for a double book launch!
Julia Krul and Renate Dekker will introduce their respective books; the presentations will be held in the Verbarium (Matthias de Vrieshof 3, room 104).
Copies will be available for purchase at significant discounts; after the presentation we will celebrate with drinks (venue tba).
Attendance is free of charge and registration is not necessary.
The main language of the presentations will be English!
|15.10||Explanation of: The Revival of the Anu Cult and the Nocturnal Fire Ceremony at Late Babylonian Uruk (Brill)
|15.40||Explanation of: Episcopal Networks and Authority in Late Antique Egypt (Peeters)
|16.15||Oppurtunity to examine and purchase the publications|
About the books:
Julia Krul – The Revival of the Anu Cult and the Nocturnal Fire Ceremony at Late Babylonian Uruk (Brill, april 2018)
In The Revival of the Anu Cult and the Nocturnal Fire Ceremony at Late Babylonian Uruk, Julia Krul offers a comprehensive study of the rise of the sky god Anu as patron deity of Uruk in the Late Babylonian period (ca. 480-100 B.C.). She reconstructs the historical development of the Anu cult, its underlying theology, and its daily rites of worship, with a particular focus on the yearly nocturnal fire ceremony at the Anu temple, the Bīt Rēš.
Renate Dekker – Episcopal Networks and Authority in Late Antique Egypt (Peeters, 2018)
In this book Renate Dekker examines how two seventh-century bishops, Abraham of Hermonthis and Pesynthius of Koptos, contributed to the rise of a new, anti-Chalcedonian church hierarchy – the forerunner of the present-day Coptic Orthodox Church. She reconstructed both their common and individual social networks by applying Social Network Analysis on their (mostly Coptic) documents, and analyzed the nature of their authority, in order to explain why Pesynthius is still remembered.