Blood Rites The Origins and History of the Passions of War

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Publisher's Synopsis

What lies behind the human attraction to violence? Why do we glorify war, seeing it as an almost sacred undertaking? Barbara Ehrenreich is known for the originality and clarity of her thinking, and in Blood Rites she proposes a radical new theory about our attitudes to bloodshed. From the trenches of Verdun to today's front lines, Ehrenreich traces the history of warfare back to our prehistoric ancestors' terrifying experiences of being hunted by other carnivores. Written with wit, tenacity and intellectual flair, this is vintage Ehrenreich, and an account that will transform our understanding of human conflict.

Book information

ISBN: 9781847083531
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 355.0209
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 277
Weight: 244g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 21mm