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Cover illustration: The Marble Door, 6th century, Hagia Sophia, photo by Emilie van Opstall.

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Names: Opstall, Emilie Marlène van, editor.

Title: Sacred thresholds : the door to the sanctuary in late antiquity / edited by Emilie M. van Opstall.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018. | Series: Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, ISSN 0927-7633 ; VOLUME 185

Identifiers: LCCN 2018015943 (print) | LCCN 2018023519 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004369009 (E-book) | ISBN 9789004368590 (hardback : alk. paper)

Subjects: LCSH: Doors—Religious aspects. | Senses and sensation in architecture. | Architecture and religion—History—To 1500. | Boundaries—Miscellanea.

Classification: LCC NA3010 (ebook) | LCC NA3010 .S23 2018 (print) | DDC 203/.7—dc23

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