A Concise HistoryBook - 2001
Nature's potential to assault and destroy has been humanity's perennial predicament, and for thousands of years, offering sacrifices to appease these forces has been the only response. Here is the first general overview of sacrificial practices all over the world, from prehistoric times to the present day, visiting civilizations as diverse as Ancient Greece and pre-Hispanic Mexico. It covers many cultures and beliefs: Druids, Vodun, Aztecs and shamanism. The methods and motives of sacrifice are fully illustrated throughout, be they human, animal, floral or inanimate. The book concludes with a chapter detailing the role and practice of sacrifice today, and its importance to the peace of mind of those who still perform these rites. Color and B&W photos.
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, c2001.
Branch Call Number: 203.4
Characteristics: x, 182 p. ,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
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