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    Nigel Davies
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    William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (February 1, 1981)
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    320 pages
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Human Sacrifice in History and Today by Davies, Nigel and a great selection of related books, art . Book appears moderately read with general wear at edges and extremities in a like dust jacket.

Book appears moderately read with general wear at edges and extremities in a like dust jacket. A tight, solid and square looking copy of this study of 'ritual human sacrifice which has always been carried out with noble intentions and has been based on religious ideas. Human Sacrifice traces the course of ritual killing from prehistory right up to the present da.

Claude Nigel Byam Davies (2 September 1920 – 25 September 2004), known as Nigel Davies, was a British anthropologist and historian who specialised in the study of the cultures of pre-Columbian America, publishing 12 academic works on the Aztec, Inca and Toltec societies

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Nigel Davies is an English chess Grandmaster, chess coach and writer. Davies is also a keen practitioner of Tai Chi and Qigong, and is a registered instructor with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. Nigel Davies has also authored a large number of chess DVDs.

Davies, Nigel (1981). Human Sacrifice in History and Today. NY: William Morrow & Co. p. 192. ^ Grotstein, James S. (2000). Who is the dreamer who dreams the dream?. pp. 247, 242. ^ Trinkaus, Erik (April 1982). Artificial Cranial Deformation in the Shanidar 1 and 5 Neandertals". Current Anthropology.

A detailed account of the widespread practice of human sacrifice in virtually every civilization throughout history--including its continued practice today--explores the religious and philosophic thought underlying one of humankind's most startling traditions

Stylish Monkey
Talk about an interesting book subject! Whether one would like to admit it or not, humans can and have been pretty brutal to each other for a variety of reasons. One that might not sit well with modern people is the atrocities done in the name of religion, and that is essentially what human sacrifice is: a religious act. I've been marginally aware of different societies that have practiced it, and that the Eucharist in Christianity is a symbolic version of it, but I wasn't aware of the scope throughout history. Nigel Davies has done an incredible job here in elucidating the practices and reasoning behind human sacrifice, along with an astounding amount of research. As regards human sacrifice in Hinduism (beyond suttee), I talked with an Indian I know who cast doubt on some of the specific practices mentioned here, but he was assuaged somewhat when I mentioned that Davies used research by historian Arnold Toynbee (who my friend studied with in university). This is a gruesome subject (obviously), but the mountain of commonalities between practices among regions and religions should help one to overcome this. This was an excellent (and excellently written) work of comparative religion and anthropology. Not light reading by a long shot, but certainly engrossing.
Loved the book so far. Bought it used and it came in good condition, but without the cover, which to me is no big deal. I didn't buy the book for the cover.
Astounding scholarship!