The Singular Beast: Jews, Christians, and the Pig

The Singular Beast: Jews, Christians, and the Pig

by Claudine Fabre-Vassas
     
 

Throughout history, the slaughter and consumption of the pig has been the inspiration for role-playing and taboos, and at the center of practices that defined the boundaries between Christians and Jews. A provocative exploration of the pig in European culture and anti-Semitism, The Singular Beast chronicles the cultural and religious character of the pig

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Throughout history, the slaughter and consumption of the pig has been the inspiration for role-playing and taboos, and at the center of practices that defined the boundaries between Christians and Jews. A provocative exploration of the pig in European culture and anti-Semitism, The Singular Beast chronicles the cultural and religious character of the pig — and details the folkloric beliefs still found among both provincial and urban Europeans and the rituals that have been associated with it from the Middle Ages to today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231103664
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/09/1997
Series:
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.99(h) x 1.15(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

One. An Anological BeingOne. The Red MenTwo. Children's StoriesThree. The Circle of MetamorphosesTwo. From One Blood To the NextFour. The Jew's SowFive. Red EasterSix. Old Jews, Young ChristiansSeven. The Little JewThree. Christian FleshEight. The Return of the PigNine. Blood and SoulTen. The Bone That Sings. The Time of Sacrifice

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