Blood and Kinship: Matter for Metaphor from Ancient Rome to the Present

Blood and Kinship: Matter for Metaphor from Ancient Rome to the Present

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The word "blood" awakens ancient ideas, but we know little about its historical representation in Western cultures. Anthropologists have customarily studied how societies think about the bodily substances that unite them, and the contributors to this volume develop those questions in new directions. Taking a radically historical perspective that complements traditional cultural analyses, they demonstrate how blood and kinship have constantly been reconfigured in… (more)


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Publisher: Berghahn Books (January 01, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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