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By Shira L. Lander

In Ritual websites and spiritual Rivalries in overdue Roman North Africa, Lander examines the rhetorical and actual battles for sacred area among practitioners of conventional Roman faith, Christians, and Jews of overdue Roman North Africa. by way of examining literary besides archaeological proof, Lander presents a brand new realizing of old notions of formality house. This regard for ritual websites above different destinations rendered the act or mere recommendation of seizing and destroying them robust guns in inter-group spiritual conflicts. Lander demonstrates that the amount and harshness of discursive and actual assaults on ritual areas at once correlates to their symbolic price. This heightened valuation reached this type of point that competitors have been keen to violate traditional Roman norms of estate rights to reveal spatial keep watch over. furthermore, Roman Imperial coverage ultimately appropriated spatial triumphalism as a method for negotiating non secular conflicts, giving upward thrust to a brand new type of spatial colonialism that was once explicitly religious.

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