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Nichole Belayche
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Nicole Belayche is Director of studies (Professor) at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris. Her main research fields cover pagan religions and their changes in the Eastern Roman Empire (see her 2001 book on Iudaea-Palaestina, Tübingen), religious contacts and interactions, and analysis of rituals as revealing theological conceptions within polytheisms. Some of her recent publications include, “Deus deum … summorum maximus (Apuleius), Ritual Expressions of Distinction in the Divine World in the Imperial Period” in One God. Studies in Pagan Monotheism and Related Religious Ideas in the Roman Empire, S. Mitchell & P. Van Nuffelen (ed.), Cambridge, 2010, and (ed. with J. D. Dubois), L’oiseau et le poisson. Cohabitations religieuses dans les mondes grec et romain, Paris 2011.