Dimitris Xygalatas, <i>The Burning Saints: Cognition and Culture in the Fire- Walking Rituals of the Anastenaria</i> (London: Routledge, 2012), 256pp. ISBN: 978-1-84553-976-4. £65.00 (hbk).

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  • Justin E. Lane Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jch.v1i2.24616

Keywords:

ritual, Anastenaria, Agia Eleni

Abstract

Dimitris Xygalatas, <i>The Burning Saints: Cognition and Culture in the Fire- Walking Rituals of the Anastenaria</i> (London: Routledge, 2012), 256pp. ISBN: 978-1-84553-976-4. £65.00 (hbk).

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McCauley, R. N.,.and E. T. Lawson. 2002. Bringing Ritual to Mind: Psychological Foundations of Cultural Forms. New York: Cambridge University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511606410

Sperber, D. 1996. Explaining Culture: A Naturalistic Approach. Oxford: Blackwell.

Staal, F. 1975. “The Meaninglessness of Ritual”. Numen 26(1): 2–22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156852779X00244

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2015-04-29

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Lane, J. E. (2015). Dimitris Xygalatas, <i>The Burning Saints: Cognition and Culture in the Fire- Walking Rituals of the Anastenaria</i> (London: Routledge, 2012), 256pp. ISBN: 978-1-84553-976-4. £65.00 (hbk). Journal of Cognitive Historiography, 1(2), 213–216. https://doi.org/10.1558/jch.v1i2.24616

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