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Culture and Sacrifice

Details

  • Page extent: 326 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.81 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 810.9/353
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: PN56.H82 H84 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Human sacrifice in literature
    • Human sacrifice in art

Library of Congress Record

Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521867337)

Culture and Sacrifice

Cambridge University Press
9780521867337 - Culture and Sacrifice - Ritual Death in Literature and Opera - by Derek Hughes
Table of Contents


Contents

List of platespage viii
Acknowledgmentsix
A note on the citation of foreign textsxi
1Human sacrifice, ancient and modern1
2Greece13
3Virgil to Augustine44
4The discovery of America53
5Shakespeare and the economics of sacrifice67
6Britain and America: Dryden, Behn, and Defoe81
7Lieto Fine: Baroque and Enlightenment sacrifice102
8The French Revolution to Napoleon127
9The secularization of sacrifice144
10Gothic sacrifice155
11Wagner180
12The second coming of Dionysus201
13Pentheus 1913216
14Sparagmos231
15Hitler and after240
Notes275
Bibliography296
Index308

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