A comprehensive overview, by period and region, of the archaeology of ritual and religion. The coverage is global, and extends from the earliest prehistory to modern times. Written by over sixty renowned specialists, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will also stimulate further research.Obviously, when fasting is total, it can be practised for only a limited time before death ensues. ... For example, feasting frequently marks the beginning or end of a fast (as with Mardi Gras, Eid, and feasts ending various ... productive avenue for understanding gender relations and roles, and that gender must be an essential consideration in any analysis of feasting (Bray 2003c; Dietler 2001; Gero 1992).
|Title||:||The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2011-10-27|