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  • ISBN: 9780226482002
  • ISBN10: 0226482006

Death, War and Sacrifice Studies in Ideology and Practice

by Bruce Lincoln

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/1991
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Foreword, by Wendy Doniger Preface I. Indo-European Religions: An IntroductionPart One: Death and Funerary Geography in Indo-European Myth2. On the Imagery of Paradise 3. The Lord of the Dead 4. Waters of Memory, Waters of Forgetfulness 5. The Ferryman of the Dead 6. Mithra(s) as Sun as Savior 7. The Hellhound 8. The House of Clay 9. The Two PathsPart Two: War, Sacrifice, and the Science of the Body10. Homeric Iyssa: "Wolfish Rage" 11. War and Warriors: An Overview 12. Warriors and Non-Herdsmen: A Response to Mary Boyce 13. Sacrificial Ideology and Indo-European Society 14. The Druids and Human Sacrifice 15. On the Scythian Royal Burials 16. Debreasting, Disarming, Beheading: Some Sacrificial Practices of the Scyths and Amazons 17. Physiological Speculation and Social Patterning in a Pahlavi Text 18. Embryological Speculation and Gender Politics in a Pahlavi TextPart Three: Polemic Pieces19. Shaping the Past and the Future 20. Kings, Rebels, and the Left Hand 21. Myth and History in the Study of Myth: An Obscure Text of Georges Dumzil, Its Context and Subtext Acknowledgments Indexes
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