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Moral purity and persecution in history

Author: Barrington Moore
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, cop. 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates why groups of people kill and torture each other. This book argues that religious authorities seeking to distinguish the ancient Hebrews from competing groups invented, along with  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barrington Moore
ISBN: 0691049203 9780691049205
OCLC Number: 470215725
Notes: Notes bibliogr. Index.
Description: XVI-158 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface ix CHAPTER 1 Moral Purity and Impurity in the Old Testament 3 CHAPTER 2 Purity in the Religious Conflicts of Sixteenth-Century France 27 CHAPTER 3 Purity as a Revolutionary Concept in the French Revolution 59 CHAPTER 4 Notes on Purity and Pollution in Asiatic Civilizations 105 Epilogue 129 Notes 135 Index 151
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Highly original and thought-provoking. -- Polymeris Voglis History: Journal of the Historical Association

 
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