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Violence and the Sacred

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Violence and the Sacred is Rene Girard's landmark study of human evil. Here Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature and myth. Girard's forceful and thought-provoking analyses of Biblical narrative, Greek tragedy and the lynchings and pogroms propagated by contemporary states illustrate his central argument that violence belongs to everyone and is at the heart of the sacred.

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Violence and the Sacred
2013, Bloomsbury Academic, London

ISBN-13: 9781472520814

Paperback

Violence and the Sacred
2005, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

ISBN-13: 9780826477187

Revised edition

Trade paperback

Violence and the Sacred
1979, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801822186

Trade paperback

Violence and the Sacred
1977, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801819636

Hardcover

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