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Gordon, R. L. (Richard Lindsay)

Overview
Works: 64 works in 156 publications in 5 languages and 4,998 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Juvenile works  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Other
Classifications: BL1585, 292.13
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Most widely held works by R. L Gordon
Magical practice in the Latin West : papers from the international conference held at the University of Zaragoza, 30 Sept.-1 Oct. 2005 by R. L Gordon( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How different was the practice of magic in the Latin West from that of the eastern Mediterranean basin? Was it just derivative from Greek practice, or did it have its own originality? The recent discovery of important new curse-tablets in Mainz and in the Fountain of Anna Perenna at Rome has made the question newly topical. This volume contains the first commented editions in English of most of these new texts as well as major surveys of new prayers for justice. Other sections are devoted to the discourse of magic in the West, to the linguistics and aims of cursing, and to the major field of protective and eudaemonic magic up to and including the Visigothic slates and the Celtic loricae. The essays are by well-known scholars in the field as well as by established and younger Spanish scholars."--Jacket
Romanising oriental Gods : myth, salvation, and ethics in the cults of Cybele, Isis, and Mithras by Jaime Alvar Ezquerra( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The traditional grand narrative correlating the decline of Graeco-Roman religion with the rise of Christianity has been under pressure for three decades. This book argues that the alternative accounts now emerging significantly underestimate the role of three major cults, of Cybele and Attis, Isis and Serapis, and Mithras. Although their differences are plain, these cults present sufficient common features to justify their being taken typologically as a group. All were selective adaptations of much older cults of the Fertile Crescent. It was their relative sophistication, their combination of the imaginative power of unfamiliar myth with distinctive ritual performance and ethical seriousness, that enabled them both to focus and to articulate a sense of the autonomy of religion from the socio-political order, a sense they shared with Early Christianity. The notion of 'mystery' was central to their ability to navigate the Weberian shift from ritualist to ethical salvation."--Jacket
Myth, religion, and society : structuralist essays by Marcel Detienne( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume explore different aspects of the relation between Greek myth and Greek thought between the Archaic period (Homer and Hesiod) and the Hellenistic period, highlighting both the continuities and the contrasts in the Greek interpretations and 'uses' of myth. With the exception of the essay by Louis Gernet, all bear traces of the authors; attempts to combine older views stemming essentially from Durkheim and his pupils with Levi-Strauss's version of structuralism. Because the potential field is unmanageably large this selection concentrates on four important areas: the value of Greek myth in revealing the underlying coherence of Greek views of divinity; the manner in which Greek myth constructed meanings for Greek culture as a whole by selecting and combining certain motifs derived from different areas of life; the relationship between myth and delicate areas of social existence such as the nature of the value of certain objects and the passage of individuals from one status to another; and finally, the role of the myth in providing 'forms' for breaking rules - both in order to confirm the norm and to provide symbolic and actuals means of escape from dominant social rules and meanings. This book should be of interest to students in a number of disciplines concerned with myth and ancient society
Religion of the Romans by Jörg Rüpke( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The gods were the true heroes of Rome. In this major new contribution to our understanding of ancient history, Jörg Rüpke guides the reader through the fascinating world of Roman religion, describing its unique characteristics and bringing its peculiarities into stark relief. Rüpke gives a thorough and engaging account of the multiplicity of cults worshipped by peasant and aristocrat alike, the many varied rites and rituals daily observed, and the sacrifices and offerings regularly brought to these immortals by the population of Ancient Rome and its imperial colonies. This important study provides the perfect introduction to Roman religion for students of Ancient Rome and Classical Civilization."--Jacket
Beyond Priesthood Religious Entrepreneurs and Innovators in the Roman Empire by Jörg Rüpke( )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume questions the established modern scholarly categories of priests and priesthood and focusses on processes of appropriation and contestation of religious expertise in the Imperial Era. It offers a unique insight into ancient religious specialists, their dynamic interaction with established religious authorities and institutions, and their contributions to religious innovation in the ancient Mediterranean world
Image and value in the Graeco-Roman world : studies in Mithraism and religious art by R. L Gordon( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman cult of Mithras : the god and his mysteries by Manfred Clauss( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its publication in Germany, Manfred Clauss's introduction to the Roman Mithras cult has become widely accepted as the most reliatble, and readable, account of this fascinating subject. For the English edition the author has updated the work to reflect recent research and new archaeological discoveries. Richard Gordon, the translator and a distinguished scholar of the subject, has provided a bibliography of further reading in English. -- Taken from publisher's description
Burial rituals, ideas of afterlife, and the individual in the Hellenistic world and the Roman Empire by Katharina Waldner( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in Latin America : a case study in cross-cultural communication by Raymond L Gorden( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is intended as a guide to cross-cultural communication for American guests and Colombian hosts interacting with each other. For this study, American guests and Colombian hosts were asked to talk about themselves and each other. Part one, "Scenes of Guest-Host Miscommunication," discusses scenes of interaction between the guest and host in the household, with particular reference to bathroom, bedroom, and living-dining areas. Part two, "Role Relationship of the American Guest," deals with the relationship between the American guest and his host family in general and between the guest and specific family members. Finally, implications for foreign language teachers and cross cultural trainers are discussed. (Author/AM)
Magia e culti orientali : per la storia religiosa della tarda antichità by Ennio Sanzi( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land and people of Canada by R. L Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Image and value in the Graeco-Roman world by R. L Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verkehrte Welten? : Forschungen zum Motiv der rituellen Inversion by Dominik Fugger( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume on rituals of inversion from ancient times to the early modern period aim to critically examine and potentially question longstanding interpretive ideas about inversion and 'upside-down' worlds through familiar and previously unknown sources and to determine the range of this phenomenon. They disclose new perspectives on the phenomenon of inversion and challenge old assumptions
Magia e culti orientali per la storia religiosa della Tarda Antichità by Ennio Sanzi( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mithraism in the Roman Empire by R. L Gordon( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carbon to Hydrogen" roadmaps for passenger cars : update of the study for the Department for Transport and the Department of Trade and Industry by Nick Owen( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Collection of Nonferrous Scrap: A Literature Review of the Copper and Aluminum Sectors by Richard L Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanising oriental Gods myth, salvation, and ethics in the cults of Cybele, Isis, and Mithras by Jaime Alvar Ezquerra( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magical practice in the Latin West papers from the international conference held at the University of Zaragoza, 30 Sept.-1 Oct. 2005( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Myth, religion, and society : structuralist essays Myth : religion and society : structuralist essays by M. Detienne, L. Gernet, J.-P. Vernant and P. Vidal-Naquet ; edited by R.L. Gordon ... ; with an introduction by R.G.A. Buxton
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Romanising oriental Gods : myth, salvation, and ethics in the cults of Cybele, Isis, and MithrasMyth, religion, and society : structuralist essaysReligion of the RomansImage and value in the Graeco-Roman world : studies in Mithraism and religious artThe Roman cult of Mithras : the god and his mysteriesLiving in Latin America : a case study in cross-cultural communicationMyth : religion and society : structuralist essays by M. Detienne, L. Gernet, J.-P. Vernant and P. Vidal-Naquet ; edited by R.L. Gordon ... ; with an introduction by R.G.A. BuxtonImage and value in the Graeco-Roman world
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