Mother of the gods from Cybele to the Virgin Mary by Philippe Borgeaud

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .

Written in English

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  • Rome.


  • Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Devotion to,
  • Cybele (Goddess),
  • Christianity and other religions -- Roman,
  • Mother goddesses -- Rome

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [133]-177) and indexes.

Book details

StatementPhilippe Borgeaud ; translated by Lysa Hochroth.
LC ClassificationsBL820.C8 B6713 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 186 p. ;
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3290139M
ISBN 10080187985X
LC Control Number2004004563

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