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16 review for Priests, Warriors, And Cattle: A Study In The Ecology Of Religions

  1. 4 out of 5

    Clivemichael

    Well researched exploration, rather technical in places, comprehensive study.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

    Interesting study of the religious similarities between Nilotic cattle tribes and the Indo-Iranians, with an emphasis on the development of separate religious cycles for priests and warriors. Lincoln does a convincing job of laying out the similarities between the two groups, though he does sometimes stretch somewhat to fit evidence into his thesis (particularly when dealing with the more distant Indo-European groups, like the Romans or Celts). I buy that many of the structural similarities he n Interesting study of the religious similarities between Nilotic cattle tribes and the Indo-Iranians, with an emphasis on the development of separate religious cycles for priests and warriors. Lincoln does a convincing job of laying out the similarities between the two groups, though he does sometimes stretch somewhat to fit evidence into his thesis (particularly when dealing with the more distant Indo-European groups, like the Romans or Celts). I buy that many of the structural similarities he notes can be traced back to the importance of cattle, sacrifice, and raising in both cultural groups, although it always feels as though Lincoln stops just short of the most interesting claims. More than anything he explicitly mentions, I came out of this book with a deep appreciation for the difficulty of transition from a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a pastoralist one, and from there to settled agriculture. Many of the most interesting features that Lincoln notes seem (to me) to be necessities involved in maintaining group cohesion after growth beyond the tribe, by splitting the upper classes into separate bands of specialists necessary for practical and political reasons. Also, despite the power of Lincoln's claim that ecology shapes religion, I was left almost more impressed by how much historical contingency caused huge differences in the cultures of groups with similar lifestyles, particularly in the case of the Nuer and Dinka. Of course, at the time when Lincoln was writing, the pendulum was probably on the opposite side of its swing to environmental determinism than it is today, so an emphasis on that aspect is understandable.

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  16. 5 out of 5

    Debra Smetana

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