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    DescriptionBlood 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 question is examined in Walter Burkert's famous study.


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    Title
    Homo Necans
    Subtitle
    The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter Burkert, Translated by Peter Bing
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520058750
    ISBN 10: 0520058755
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    DC22: 938
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A13283500
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    Thema V1.0: JHM, NHD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    Ill.
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 February 1987
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    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