Homo Necans (Paperback)

The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth

By Walter Burkert, Peter Bing (Translated by)

University of California Press, 9780520058750, 360pp.

Publication Date: November 20, 1986

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Paperback, French (9/1/2005)

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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 question is examined in Walter Burkert's famous study.