Empire of sacrifice the religious origins of American violence by Jon Pahl

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Published by New York University Press in New York, London .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-249) and index.

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StatementJon Pahl
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR517 .P34 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 257 p. :
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24561756M
ISBN 100814767621
ISBN 109780814767627
LC Control Number2009030331
OCLC/WorldCa326484275

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