Ritual Sacrifice by Brenda Ralph Lewis
Blood and Redemption

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The principle of sacrifice is as old as human life itself. Human, animal or inanimate offerings were an essential part of an effort to handle natural disasters, secure good luck or good health, ensure success in war or commerce, in fact to produce any outcome that could better life on Earth. This fascinating book provides the first general, fully illustrated overview of sacrificial practices around the world from prehistoric times to the present day.

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Published April 25, 2007 by Sutton Publishing. 192 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Although many might dismiss ritual sacrifice as cruel, Lewis—a seasoned journalist and historian who is a specialist on the Aztecs—reveals it as a highly complex activity, one deeply en

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