Diversity of Sacrifice: Form and Function of Sacrificial Practices in the Ancient World and Beyond

Diversity of Sacrifice: Form and Function of Sacrificial Practices in the Ancient World and Beyond

by Carrie Ann Murray (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781438459943
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/02/2017
Series: SUNY Series, The Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology Distinguished Monograph Series Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Carrie Ann Murray is Assistant Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology at Brock University.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Value and Power of Sacrifice
Carrie Ann Murray

Part I. Defining and Redefining the Boundaries of Sacrifice

1. Anthropology and Sacrifice
Phillips Stevens Jr.

2. A View from a Fen: On the Concept of Sacrifice and the Possibility of Understanding Neolithic Wetland Depositions
Asa Berggren

3. Gifts from the Gods: A New Look at Some Weapons and Vessels from the Metal Ages
Christoph Huth

4. Post-Domestic Sacrifice: Exploring the Present and Future of Gifts for the Gods
Samantha Hurn

Part II. Sacrifice across the Mediterranean World

5. Every Good and Pure Thing: Sacrifice in the Ancient Egyptian Context
Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner

6. The Mythology of Carthaginian Child Sacrifice: A Physical Anthropological Perspective
Jeffrey H. Schwartz

7. The Art of Ancient Greek Sacrifice: Spectacle, Gaze, Performance
Tyler Jo Smith

8. Etruscan Human Sacrifice: The Case of Tarquinia
Nancy T. de Grummond

Part III. Exploring Exceptional Cases of Sacrifice

9. 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

10. Dog Sacrifice at the Protohistoric Site of Mas Castellar (Pontos, Spain)
Enriqueta Pons, Lidia Colominas, Maria Saña

11. Understanding the Death and Burial of Northern European Bog Bodies
Guinevere Granite

Part IV. Formularizing and Regularizing Sacrifice

12. Sacrificing the Sign: The Alphabet as an Offering in Ancient Israel, or A Classicist’s Read on the Ritual Law of the Sotah
Roger D. Woodard

13. Ancient Greek Laws on Sacrifice
Michael Gagarin

14. In What Way Is Christ’s Death a Sacrifice? Theories of Sacrifice and Theologies of the Cross
S. Mark Heim

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