Strangers in a Strange Land No More

Introducing the Book Review Symposium Section and Jennifer Larson’s Understanding Greek Religion (2016)


  • Leonardo Ambasciano Masaryk University
  • Panayotis Pachis Professor of Scientific Study of Religion at the Faculty of Theology of Aristotle of Thessaloniki, Greece.



Ancient history, Cognitive science of religion, Historiography, Greek history, Greek religion



Author Biography

Leonardo Ambasciano, Masaryk University

Leonardo Ambasciano completed his Ph.D. on the cognitive and deep-historical re-evaluation of the ancient Roman cult of Bona Dea at the Department of Historical Studies, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy. In 2016, he was Visiting Lecturer of Religious Studies at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. He is the author of Sciamanesimo senza sciamanesimo. Le radici intellettuali del modello sciamanico di Mircea Eliade: evoluzionismo, psicoanalisi, te(le)ologia (Rome: Nuova Cultura, 2014) and of various articles and book reviews. He is the European editor of the Journal of Cognitive Historiography.


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How to Cite

Ambasciano, L., & Pachis, P. (2018). Strangers in a Strange Land No More: Introducing the Book Review Symposium Section and Jennifer Larson’s Understanding Greek Religion (2016). Journal of Cognitive Historiography, 4(1), 10–23.



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