Sacred Violence in Early America

Susan Juster explores different forms of sacred violence—blood sacrifice, holy war, malediction, and iconoclasm—to uncover how European traditions of ritual violence developed during the Reformation were introduced and ultimately transformed in the New World.

Sacred Violence in Early America

Susan Juster

2016 | 288 pages | Cloth $59.95 | Paper $26.50
American History
View main book page

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1. Blood Sacrifice
Chapter 2. Holy War
Chapter 3. Malediction
Chapter 4. Iconoclasm
Conclusion

Notes
Index