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The Resource The singular beast : Jews, Christians & the pig, Claudine Fabre-Vassas ; translated by Carol Volk

The singular beast : Jews, Christians & the pig, Claudine Fabre-Vassas ; translated by Carol Volk

Label
The singular beast : Jews, Christians & the pig
Title
The singular beast
Title remainder
Jews, Christians & the pig
Statement of responsibility
Claudine Fabre-Vassas ; translated by Carol Volk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Throughout history, the breeding, slaughter, and consumption of the pig has been the inspiration for both religious and secular rituals and taboos. In The Singular Beast, a daring and original account of the role of the pig and its relationship to Jews in European Christian culture, Claudine Fabre-Vassas argues that these practices defined the very boundaries between Christians and Jews." "Chronicling the cultural and religious significance of a creature that occupies an ambiguous place in the families of those who raise it - as a member of the family and a potential meal - The Singular Beast reveals the continuing power of symbols to sustain or create ethnic identities. Fabre-Vassas details the folkloric beliefs and rituals that have been associated with the slaughter and consumption of pigs from the Middle Ages until today by both provincial and urban Europeans - such as the myth that Jews do not eat pork because their children had been transformed into pigs and the story that they crave the flesh of Christian children because they are deprived of pork." "Ranging from early Christianity to the present, from Spain to Scandinavia, The Singular Beast is both a broad study of the extraordinary, complex role of the animal central to the diets and rituals of most European populations and a close historical analysis of anti-Semitism and the creation of real-life myths."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fabre-Vassas, Claudine
Dewey number
398/.369633
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GR730.S9
LC item number
F3313 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
European perspectives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swine
  • Swine
  • Animals
  • Food habits
  • Cooking (Pork)
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Blood accusation
  • Judaism
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Varkens
  • Varkensvlees
  • Voedingsgewoonten
  • Joden
  • Christenen
  • Antisemitismus
  • Schwein
  • Christentum
  • Juden
Label
The singular beast : Jews, Christians & the pig, Claudine Fabre-Vassas ; translated by Carol Volk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-373) 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 Little Jew
  • Christian Flesh
  • The Return of the Pig
  • Blood and Soul
  • The Bone That Sings
  • The Time of Sacrifice
  • An Analogical Being
  • The Red Men
  • Children's Stories
  • The Circle of Metamorphoses
  • From one Blood to the Next
  • The Jew's Sow
  • Red Easter
  • Old Jews, Young Christians
Control code
36024056
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 401 pages
Isbn
9780231103664
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96050482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)36024056
Label
The singular beast : Jews, Christians & the pig, Claudine Fabre-Vassas ; translated by Carol Volk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-373) 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 Little Jew
  • Christian Flesh
  • The Return of the Pig
  • Blood and Soul
  • The Bone That Sings
  • The Time of Sacrifice
  • An Analogical Being
  • The Red Men
  • Children's Stories
  • The Circle of Metamorphoses
  • From one Blood to the Next
  • The Jew's Sow
  • Red Easter
  • Old Jews, Young Christians
Control code
36024056
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 401 pages
Isbn
9780231103664
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96050482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)36024056

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