The thematic range of my antiquarian bookshop includes history and regional studies from antiquity to contemporary history, the diversity of jurisprudence and history of law, political science and the history of political ideas, economics, sociology, social philosophy and history of science.

The small series “AVKB-Edition” will additionally bring together some texts, monographs and bibliographies that are out of print or difficult to access and make them available as reprints in hardback book form.

AHUVIA,M., Placing Ancient Texts. Tübingen 2019.


AHUVIA, Mika, Alexander KOCAR (Hrsg.),

Placing Ancient Texts. The Ritual and Rhetorical Use of Space. 1. Aufl. Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2019.

24 x 17 cm. X, 263 S. Leinen. (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism, 174). ISBN 9783161563768.

In this volume, scholars of Judaism, Christianity, and late antique religion demonstrate how special attention to the ritual and rhetorical functions of space can improve modern interpretations of ancient literary, liturgical, and ritual texts. Each chapter is concerned with reconstructing the dynamic interaction between space and text. Demonstrating the pliability of the idea of space, the contributions in this volume span from Second Temple debates over Eden to Byzantine Christian hymnography. In so doing, they offer a number of answers to the seemingly simple question: What difference does space make for how modern scholars interpret ancient texts? The nine contributions in this volume are divided into the three interrelated topics of the rhetorical construction of places both earthly and cosmic, the positioning of people in religious space, and the performance of ritual texts in place.

Order Number: 3423VB

Fixed Retail Price: EUR 139,-- 

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