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The Resource Diversity of sacrifice : form and function of sacrificial practices in the ancient world and beyond, edited by Carrie Ann Murray

Diversity of sacrifice : form and function of sacrificial practices in the ancient world and beyond, edited by Carrie Ann Murray

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Diversity of sacrifice : form and function of sacrificial practices in the ancient world and beyond
Title
Diversity of sacrifice
Title remainder
form and function of sacrificial practices in the ancient world and beyond
Statement of responsibility
edited by Carrie Ann Murray
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Editor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present. The term 'sacrifice' belies what is a complex and varied transhistorical and transcultural phenomenon. Bringing together scholars from such diverse fields as anthropology, archaeology, epigraphy, literature, and theology, Diversity of Sacrifice explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present. Incorporating theory, material culture, and textual evidence, the volume seeks to consider new and divergent data related to contexts of sacrifice that can help broaden our field of vision while raising new questions. The essays contributed here move beyond reductive and simple explanations to explore complex areas of social interaction. Sacrifice plays a key role in the overlapping sacred and secular spheres for a number of societies in the past and present. How religious beliefs and practices can be integral parts of life on individual and community levels is of fundamental importance to understanding the past and present. In addition to aiding scholarly research, Diversity of Sacrifice enables students to explore this rich theme across Europe and the Mediterranean with clear discussions of theory and data"--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
203/.40936
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
BL570
LC item number
.D58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Murray, Carrie Ann
  • University of Buffalo
Series statement
  • IEMA proceedings
  • The Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology distinguished monograph series
Series volume
volume 5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sacrifice
  • Sacrifice
  • Social archaeology
  • Social archaeology
  • Archaeology and religion
  • Archaeology and religion
  • Material culture
  • Material culture
  • Social interaction
  • Social interaction
  • 73.57 cult, rites (ethnology)
  • Archaeology and religion
  • Material culture
  • Sacrifice
  • Social archaeology
  • Social interaction
  • Europe
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Opferritus
  • Mittelmeerraum
Label
Diversity of sacrifice : form and function of sacrificial practices in the ancient world and beyond, edited by Carrie Ann Murray
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Papers from a conference held at the annual symposium for the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, in 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Value and Power of Sacrifice / Carrie Ann Murray -- Part I. Defining and Redefining the Boundaries of Sacrifice. Anthropology and Sacrifice / Phillips Stevens, Jr. ; A View from a Fen: On the Concept of Sacrifice and the Possibility of Understanding Neolithic Wetland Depositions / Åsa Berggren ;Gifts from the Gods: A New Look at Some Weapons and Vessels from the Metal Ages / Christoph Huth ; Post-Domestic Sacrifice: Exploring the Present and Future of Gifts for the Gods / Samantha Hurn -- Part II. Sacrifice Across the Mediterranean World. Every Good and Pure Thing: Sacrifice in the Ancient Egyptian Context / Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner ; The Mythology of Carthaginian Child Sacrifice: A Physical Anthropological Perspective / Jeffrey H. Schwartz ; The Art of Ancient Greek Sacrifice: Spectacle, Gaze, Performance / Tyler Jo Smith ; Etruscan Human Sacrifice: The Case of Tarquinia / Nancy T. de Grummond -- Part III. Exploring Exceptional Cases of Sacrifice. Human Sacrifice as "Crisis Management"? The Case of the Early Neolithic Site of Herxheim, Palatinate, Germany / Andrea Zeeb-Lanz, Rose-Marie Arbogast, Silja Bauer, Bruno Boulestin, Anne-Sophie Coupey, Anthony Denaire, Fabian Haack, Christian Jeunesse, Dirk Schimmelpfennig, Rouven Turck ; Dog Sacrifice at the Protohistoric Site of Mas Castellar (Pontós, Spain) / Enriqueta Pons, Lídia Colominas, Maria Saña ; Understanding the Death and Burial of Northern European Bog Bodies / Guinevere Granite -- Part IV. Formularizing and Regularizing Sacrifice. Sacrificing the Sign: The Alphabet as an Offering in Ancient Israel, or A Classicist's Read on the Ritual Law of the Sotah / Roger Woodard ; Ancient Greek Laws on Sacrifice / Michael Gagarin ; In What Way Is Christ's Death a Sacrifice? Theories of Sacrifice and Theologies of the Cross / S. Mark Heim
Control code
920680180
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781438459943
Lccn
2015013508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026189600
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)920680180
Label
Diversity of sacrifice : form and function of sacrificial practices in the ancient world and beyond, edited by Carrie Ann Murray
Publication
Copyright
Note
Papers from a conference held at the annual symposium for the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, in 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Value and Power of Sacrifice / Carrie Ann Murray -- Part I. Defining and Redefining the Boundaries of Sacrifice. Anthropology and Sacrifice / Phillips Stevens, Jr. ; A View from a Fen: On the Concept of Sacrifice and the Possibility of Understanding Neolithic Wetland Depositions / Åsa Berggren ;Gifts from the Gods: A New Look at Some Weapons and Vessels from the Metal Ages / Christoph Huth ; Post-Domestic Sacrifice: Exploring the Present and Future of Gifts for the Gods / Samantha Hurn -- Part II. Sacrifice Across the Mediterranean World. Every Good and Pure Thing: Sacrifice in the Ancient Egyptian Context / Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner ; The Mythology of Carthaginian Child Sacrifice: A Physical Anthropological Perspective / Jeffrey H. Schwartz ; The Art of Ancient Greek Sacrifice: Spectacle, Gaze, Performance / Tyler Jo Smith ; Etruscan Human Sacrifice: The Case of Tarquinia / Nancy T. de Grummond -- Part III. Exploring Exceptional Cases of Sacrifice. Human Sacrifice as "Crisis Management"? The Case of the Early Neolithic Site of Herxheim, Palatinate, Germany / Andrea Zeeb-Lanz, Rose-Marie Arbogast, Silja Bauer, Bruno Boulestin, Anne-Sophie Coupey, Anthony Denaire, Fabian Haack, Christian Jeunesse, Dirk Schimmelpfennig, Rouven Turck ; Dog Sacrifice at the Protohistoric Site of Mas Castellar (Pontós, Spain) / Enriqueta Pons, Lídia Colominas, Maria Saña ; Understanding the Death and Burial of Northern European Bog Bodies / Guinevere Granite -- Part IV. Formularizing and Regularizing Sacrifice. Sacrificing the Sign: The Alphabet as an Offering in Ancient Israel, or A Classicist's Read on the Ritual Law of the Sotah / Roger Woodard ; Ancient Greek Laws on Sacrifice / Michael Gagarin ; In What Way Is Christ's Death a Sacrifice? Theories of Sacrifice and Theologies of the Cross / S. Mark Heim
Control code
920680180
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781438459943
Lccn
2015013508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026189600
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)920680180

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