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|Blood sacrifice, the ritual slaughter of animals, has been basic to religion through history, so that it survives in spiritualized form even in Christianity. How did this violent phenomenon achieve the status of the sacred? This study examines this question.|
|Publisher||University of California Press|
|Date of Publication||20/11/1986|
|Subject||Sociology & Anthropology: Professional|
|Place of Publication||Berkerley|
|Country of Publication||United States|
|Imprint||University of California Press|
|Translated by||Peter Bing|
|Format Details||Trade paperback (US)|
|Table Of Contents||Translator's Preface Preface to the English Edition List of Illustrations Introduction I. Sacrifice, Hunting, and Funerary Rituals II. Werewolves around the Tripod Kettle III. Dissolution and New Year's Festival IV. Anthesteria V. Eleusis Abbreviations and Bibliography Index|