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Sacred bull, holy cow : a cultural study of civilization's most important animal

Author: Donald K Sharpes
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book describes the history of the domestication and deification of the cow and bull and their intimate relation to humans. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) scares reveal its continued importance in daily life."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sharpes, Donald K.
Sacred bull, holy cow.
New York : P. Lang, ©2006
(DLC) 2005029929
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald K Sharpes
ISBN: 9781453906354 1453906355
OCLC Number: 785780054
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 302 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Taming and domestication --
2. The cow and bull in scripture --
3. Egypt and the cult of the cow --
4. Greek bull myths --
5. Roman and medieval bull cults --
6. American bison --
7. Cattle drives and Great Plains grasses --
8. Colonizers and cattle --
9. Meat and milk --
10. Cattle and unwanted organisms --
11. African cattle: wealth and insurance --
12. India, land of the sacred bull and cow --
13. Latin American beef-eating culture --
14. The asian cow: water buffalo and yak --
Epilogue --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Donald K. Sharpes.
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"This book describes the history of the domestication and deification of the cow and bull and their intimate relation to humans. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) scares reveal its continued importance in daily life."--Jacket.

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