Sacrifice in Religious Experience

Classical sources report the frequent sacrifice of children in cities under siege in Phoenicia and its north African colonies (cf. Weinfeld 1972; 133–40 for a survey of the evidence). To be sure, these sacrifices are premised on the ...

Author: Albert I. Baumgartner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004379169

Category: Religion

Page: 329

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The volume consists of collected papers from Taubes Minerva Center for Religious Anthropology conferences examining (1) the role of sacrifice in religious experience from a comparative perspective and (2) alternatives to sacrifice.

Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion Judaism and Christianity 100 BC to AD 200

Josephus strongly appreciates the offering of sacrifices during wars, as in the case of Antiochus Sidetes who, during the siege of Jerusalem, sent Hyrcanus I victims and spices as a sacrifice for the feast of Tabernacles (Ant.

Author: Maria-Zoe Petropoulou

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191527351

Category: History

Page: 350

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A study of animal sacrifice within Greek paganism, Judaism, and Christianity during the period of their interaction between about 100 BC and AD 200. After a vivid account of the realities of sacrifice in the Greek East and in the Jerusalem Temple (up to AD 70), Maria-Zoe Petropoulou explores the attitudes of early Christians towards this practice. Contrary to other studies in this area, she demonstrates that the process by which Christianity finally separated its own cultic code from the strong tradition of animal sacrifice was a slow and difficult one. Petropoulou places special emphasis on the fact that Christians gave completely new meanings to the term `sacrifice'. She also explores the question why, if animal sacrifice was of prime importance in the eastern Mediterranean at this time, Christians should ultimately have rejected it.

Siege Warfare and Military Organization in the Successor States 400 800 AD

Hindus and Zoroastrians in the Abbasid armies performed their sacrifices as late as the siege of *Kama- khon (766), to the great astonishment (and revulsion) of the Zuqnin chronicler. For Christian polemicists, Islam was more legitimate ...

Author: Leif Inge Ree Petersen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004254463

Category: History

Page: 852

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Siege Warfare follows the adaptation of late Roman military organization among successor states to 800 AD from Francia to the Caliphate, as siege technology, military infrastructure and administrative techniques throughout the Mediterranean derived from 4th and 5th century imperial innovations.

Women s Romantic Theatre and Drama

... or the antagonists Abdullah and Hernandez in Siege of Valencia ; and terminally masculinized female characters , such as Vittoria in Vespers of Palermo and Ximena in Siege of Valencia , who consciously sacrifice for the national ...

Author: Lilla Maria Crisafulli

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754655770

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 308

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Bringing together leading British, North American, and Italian critics, this collection makes a crucial intervention in the reclamation of women's theatrical activities during the Romantic period. As they examine key figures like Elizabeth Inchbald, Joanna Baillie, Elizabeth Vestris, and Jane Scott, the contributors take up topics such as women's history plays, ethics and sexuality, the politics of drama and performance, and the role of women as managers and producers.

A History of Greece

511 Thus master of Tyre , Alexander marched into the city and consummated his much - desired sacrifice to Lêraklês . ... Duration of A more costly hecatomb had never been offered the siege to that God , when we consider that it had been ...

Author: George Grote



Category: Greece


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Commentary on the Old Testament Kings to Esther by M S Terry

The offering siege ? ... as to occasion his offering a gods , whom he had in some way of human sacrifice , and then for abandonfended , and by this costly sacrifice he ing the siege and leaving the city un . sought to propitiate them .






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Kings to Esther

The offering siege ? ... as to occasion his offering a gods , whom he had in some way of human sacrifice , and then for abandonfended , and by this costly sacrifice he ing the siege and leaving ihe city insunglit 10 propitiate them .

Author: Milton Spenser Terry



Category: Bible

Page: 534

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History of Greece

Sacrifice of Alexander to Herakles , the children , and the slaves , were sold to the slavemerchant . ... Thus master of Tyre , Alexander marched into the city and consummated his much - desired sacrithe siege for fice to Herakles .

Author: George Grote



Category: Greece


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A Companion to the Roman Empire

to frame the Christian myth of Christ's ultimate sacrifice (cf. discussion in Hammer— ton-Kelly 1987). ... human sacrifice in the Roman world points to communities attempting ritual mediation under extraordinary stress (as in a siege).

Author: David S. Potter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405178264

Category: History

Page: 728

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A Companion to the Roman Empire provides readers with aguide both to Roman imperial history and to the field of Romanstudies, taking account of the most recent discoveries. This Companion brings together thirty original essays guidingreaders through Roman imperial history and the field of Romanstudies Shows that Roman imperial history is a compelling and vibrantsubject Includes significant new contributions to various areas of Romanimperial history Covers the social, intellectual, economic and cultural historyof the Roman Empire Contains an extensive bibliography

Wellington s Guns

In fact, we have been called upon hitherto to ensure the success of our sieges by the sacrifice of lives. ... Leaving aside the first two sieges of Badajoz in 1811, as these were conducted without a proper siege train, the sieges of ...

Author: Nick Lipscombe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472804686

Category: History

Page: 472

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Dismissive, conservative and aloof, Wellington treated his artillery with disdain during the Napoleonic Wars – despite their growing influence on the field of battle. Wellington's Guns exposes, for the very first time, the often stormy relationship between Wellington and his artillery, how the reluctance to modernize the British artillery corps threatened to derail the British push for victory and how Wellington's views on the command and appointment structure within the artillery opened up damaging rifts between him and his men. At a time when artillery was undergoing revolutionary changes – from the use of mountain guns during the Pyrenees campaign in the Peninsular, the innovative execution of 'danger-close' missions to clear the woods of Hougomont at Waterloo, to the introduction of creeping barrages and Congreve's rockets – Wellington seemed to remain distrustful of a force that played a significant role in shaping tactics and changing the course of the war. Using extensive research and first-hand accounts, Colonel Nick Lipscombe reveals that despite Wellington's brilliance as a field commander, his abrupt and uncompromising leadership style, particularly towards his artillery commanders, shaped the Napoleonic Wars, and how despite this, the ever-evolving technology and tactics ensured that the extensive use of artillery became one of the hallmarks of a modern army.