The Organization of the Anatolian Local Cults...

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Author  Joost Hazenbos
Publisher  Brill
Publication Date   March 1, 2003
ISBN  9004123830
Pages  358

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The so-called cult inventories are of fundamental interest for our understanding of the Hittite local cults. They contain lists of temple inventory, offerings and personnel, but they succinctly describe religious festivals as well and sometimes even offer descriptions of idols. This study contains a text edition of many significant cult inventories, mainly connected with the Hittite 13th-century cult reorganization. It also uses these and other texts to draw a picture of the background and the administrative and geographic aspects of this operation.

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