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Death, war, and sacrifice : studies in ideology and practice

Author: Bruce Lincoln
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1991.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Lincoln
ISBN: 0226481999 9780226481999 0226482006 9780226482002
OCLC Number: 22909607
Description: xxi, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Indo-European religions: an introduction --
PART ONE: DEATH AND FUNERARY GEOGRAPHY IN INDO-EUROPEAN MYTH: On the imagery of paradise --
The lord of the dead --
Waters of memory, waters of forgetfulness --
The ferryman of the dead --
Mithra(s) as sun and savior --
The hellhound --
The house of clay --
The two paths --
PART TWO: WAR, SACRIFICE, AND THE SCIENCE OF THE BODY: Homeric lyssa: "Wolfish rage" --
War and warriors: an overview --
Warriors and non-herdsmen: a response to Mary Boyce --
Sacrificial ideology and Indo-European society --
The Druids and human sacrifice --
On the Scythian royal burials --
Debreasting, disarming, beheading: some sacrificial practices of the Scyths and Amazons --
Physiological speculation and social patterning in a Pahlavi text --
Embryological speculation and gender politics in a Pahlavi text --
PART THREE: POLEMIC PIECES: Shaping the past and the future --
Kings, rebels, and the left hand --
Myth and history in the study of myth: an obscure text of Georges Dumezil, its context and subtext --
Acknowledgments --
Indexes.
Responsibility: Bruce Lincoln ; foreword by Wendy Doniger.
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