The Singular Beast by Claudine Fabre-Vassas

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The Singular Beast
Title:
The Singular Beast
Author:
Claudine Fabre-Vassas
ISBN:
0231103670
ISBN13:
978-0231103671
Size PDF:
1546 kb
Size epub:
1727 kb
Publisher:
Columbia University Press (November 15, 1999)
Language:
English
Other formats:
pdf, odf, mobi, cb7, azw, lit, ibooks
Rating:
4.2
Votes:
352

This original account of the significance of the pig and its relationship to Jews in European Christian culture encompasses a vast array of folklore, history and ritual. Practices related to the breeding, slaughter and consumption of the pig have inspired both religious and secular taboos and rituals, laid out by the author in fascinating detail. She demonstrates clearly the power which a symbol may hold to mould an ethnic identity, and the book stands both as s study of the role of the pig, and as an analysis of the creation of anti-Semitic myths.

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