The Brill Dictionary of Religion

Get access

Eastern Mediterranean
(2,404 words)

Historical Region

1. The countries of the Near East that border on the Eastern Mediterranean between Asia Minor and Egypt belong to the regions of the earth that, with their Eastern and Southern hinterlands, possess special meaning for the history of religion. The area is one of the oldest regions of human habitation. In the ni…

Cite this page
Preißler, Holger, “Eastern Mediterranean”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 26 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

▲   Back to top   ▲