Review: Donald K. Sharpes (2006). Sacred Bull, Holy Cow: A Cultural Study of Civilization's Most Important Animal

Marilyn Lichtman

Abstract


From drawings in prehistoric caves to fast food hamburgers, SHARPES takes the reader on a journey across the world and over time. He weaves his vast knowledge of religion, history and cultural practices with concrete examples drawn from his experiences to help us understand the "human context of the cow". He argues that cattle are an indispensable part of civilized life. The author brings humor and an engaging style coupled with detailed notes and references to his unusual topic.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0703248

Keywords


cattle-history; cattle-religious; cattle-social and cultural

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-8.3.304

Copyright (c) 2007 Marilyn Lichtman

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