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The Resource Violence and the sacred in the ancient Near East : Girardian conversation at Catalhoyuk, edited by Ian Hodder, (electronic resource)

Violence and the sacred in the ancient Near East : Girardian conversation at Catalhoyuk, edited by Ian Hodder, (electronic resource)

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Violence and the sacred in the ancient Near East : Girardian conversation at Catalhoyuk
Title
Violence and the sacred in the ancient Near East
Title remainder
Girardian conversation at Catalhoyuk
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ian Hodder
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume brings together two groups engaged with understanding the relationships between religion and violence. The first group consists of scholars of the mimetic theory of René Girard, for whom human violence is rooted in the rivalry that stems from imitation. To manage this violence of all against all, humans often turn to violence against one, the scapegoat, thereafter incorporated into ritual. The second group consists of archaeologists working at the Neolithic sites of Çatalhöyük and Göbekli Tepe in Turkey. At both sites there is evidence of religious practices that center on wild animals, often large and dangerous in form. Is it possible that these wild animals were ritually killed in the ways suggested by Girardian theorists? Were violence and the sacred intimately entwined and were these the processes that made possible and even stimulated the origins of farming in the ancient Near East? In this volume, Ian Hodder and a team of contributors seek to answer these questions by linking theory and data in exciting new ways.--
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non fiction
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Hodder, Ian
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Girard, René
  • Violence
  • Religion, Prehistoric
  • Neolithic period
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Çatal Mound (Turkey)
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Violence and the sacred in the ancient Near East : Girardian conversation at Catalhoyuk, edited by Ian Hodder, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108567626
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Contents
Setting the archaeological scene / Ian Hodder -- Introduction to the thought of René Girard / William Johnsen -- Death in Catalhöyük / Wolfgang Palaver -- A Girardian framework for violent injuries at neolithic Çatalhöyük in their western Asian context / Christopher J. Knüsel, Bonnie Glencross, and Marco Milella -- Ritual practices and conflict mitigation at early Neolithic Körtik Tepe and Göbekli Tepe, upper Mesopotamia : a mimetic theoretical approach / Lee Clare, Oliver Dietrich, Julia Gresky, Jens Notroff, Joris Peters, Nadja Pöllath -- Paired leopards and encircled prey : images of rivalry and sacrifice at Çatalhöyük / Mark Anspach -- Mimetic theory, the wall paintings, and the domestication, de-domestication, and sacrifice of cattle at Çatalhöyük / William A. Johnsen -- The ordeal of the town : rites and symbols at Çatalhöyük / Benoît Chantre -- Stretching Girard's hypothesis : road marks for a long-term perspective / James Alison -- Girard's anthropology vs. cognitive archaeology / Jean-Pierre Dupuy -- Religion as a factor in the development of settled life / Ian Hodder
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CR9781108567626
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1 online resource (xiv, 259 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781108469401
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090813301
Label
Violence and the sacred in the ancient Near East : Girardian conversation at Catalhoyuk, edited by Ian Hodder, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108567626
Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the archaeological scene / Ian Hodder -- Introduction to the thought of René Girard / William Johnsen -- Death in Catalhöyük / Wolfgang Palaver -- A Girardian framework for violent injuries at neolithic Çatalhöyük in their western Asian context / Christopher J. Knüsel, Bonnie Glencross, and Marco Milella -- Ritual practices and conflict mitigation at early Neolithic Körtik Tepe and Göbekli Tepe, upper Mesopotamia : a mimetic theoretical approach / Lee Clare, Oliver Dietrich, Julia Gresky, Jens Notroff, Joris Peters, Nadja Pöllath -- Paired leopards and encircled prey : images of rivalry and sacrifice at Çatalhöyük / Mark Anspach -- Mimetic theory, the wall paintings, and the domestication, de-domestication, and sacrifice of cattle at Çatalhöyük / William A. Johnsen -- The ordeal of the town : rites and symbols at Çatalhöyük / Benoît Chantre -- Stretching Girard's hypothesis : road marks for a long-term perspective / James Alison -- Girard's anthropology vs. cognitive archaeology / Jean-Pierre Dupuy -- Religion as a factor in the development of settled life / Ian Hodder
Control code
CR9781108567626
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108469401
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090813301

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