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Mystery Cults of the Ancient World
Hugh Bowden

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"Mystery Cults of the Ancient World is clearly written and highly accessible both to scholars and interested general readers alike. . . . Bowden's multi-discipline approach to studying the value of these cults in people's lives, rather than an attempt to piece together a list of rituals or practices from scattered sources, is refreshing."--Carey Fleiner, Canadian Journal of History

ENDORSEMENTS:

"As clear and well-informed an account as one could imagine of ancient cults involving secret initiation. Hugh Bowden puts together in a highly accessible way the literary and material evidence. Well-paced and an attractive read, this is a very welcome addition to ancient history and religious studies, and will also appeal to the general reader."--Robin Osborne, University of Cambridge

"This book debunks some longstanding misconceptions about mystery cults and provides an accessible introduction to a fascinating topic."--Radcliffe Edmonds, Bryn Mawr College

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