Special Issue "Minoan Religion and Iconography: New Material and Interpretations"

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Nanno Marinatos

LAS Distinguished Professor of Classics; Professor and Head, Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
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Phone: 312 371 0791
Interests: Greek Religion, Minoan religion, History of Scholarship, Thucydides and Herodotus
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Fritz Blakolmer

Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna, Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, 1190 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: Arts of the Aegean Bronze Age, Religion and ritual iconography in the Aegean, History of research and modern artistic reception, Colour in antiquity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This issue aims at shedding new light on Minoan ritual and beliefs by using the language of images as a primary source and monuments as well as Linear B documents as important sources. Through a dialogue with past interpretations, the progress made in the field through spectacular new finds will be assessed. This special edition will hopefully bring important debates about Minoan religion, such as monotheism vs. polytheism, death rituals and festivals up to date.

Prof. Dr. Nanno Marinatos
Prof. Dr. Fritz Blakolmer
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Polytheism
  • Monotheism
  • sun goddess
  • fertility cults
  • vegetation cul
  • death rituals
  • open-air sanctuaries
  • epiphany

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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