Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 334 pages.
Condition: Upper spine cap bumped.
Dust Jacket: Some shelf wear and scuffing. Light creasing along the upper edge.
Contents: Blood sacrifice, the ritual slaughter of animals, has been basic to religion through history, so that it survives in spiritualized form even in Christianity. How did this violent phenomenon achieve the status of the sacred? This question is examined in Walter Burkert's famous study. Indexed.