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Plants of Life, Plants of Death

By: Frederick J Simoons
568 pages, B/w line illus
Plants of Life, Plants of Death
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  • Plants of Life, Plants of Death ISBN: 9780299159047 Paperback Dec 1998 Usually dispatched within 5 days
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Examines plants associated with ritual purity, fertility, prosperity, and life, on the one hand, or with ritual impurity, sickness, ill fate, and death on the other. This book offers a wealth of detail from not only history, ethnography, religious studies, classics, and folklore, but also from ethnobotany and medicine. Simoons also identifies and discusses physical characteristics of plants that have contributed to their contrasting ritual roles, and he emphasizes the point that the ritual roles of plants are also shaped by basic human concerns - desire for good health and prosperity, hopes for fertility and offspring, fear of violence, evil and death - that were as important in antiquity as they are today.

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By: Frederick J Simoons
568 pages, B/w line illus
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