Transformations in Sacrificial Practices

From Antiquity to Modern Times. Proceedings of an International Colloquium, Heidelberg, 12-14, July 2006

Edited by: Eftychia Stavrianopoulou, Axel Michaels, Claus Ambos

The main thrust of the contributions in this volume run counter to the notion of a universally applicable theory of sacrifice, and rather aimed at investigating transformations in sacrificial practices from cross-cultural and transhistorical perspectives. Exploring a broad spectrum of texts, case studies and social practices from Greco-Roman antiquity as well as the Ancient Near East and Egypt to the modern Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Indonesia diverging cultural perceptions and definitions of the topic "sacrifice" are examined and thereby new insights into the processes of modification and transformation of sacrificial rituals are gained.

320 pages

Publication Date: 9/19/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825810955