By Christopher H. Johnson, Bernhard Jussen, David Warren Sabean, Simon Teuscher
The note “blood” awakens old principles, yet we all know little approximately its historic illustration in Western cultures. Anthropologists have commonly studied how societies take into consideration the physically elements that unite them, and the participants to this quantity increase these questions in new instructions. Taking a notably old viewpoint that enhances conventional cultural analyses, they display how blood and kinship have consistently been reconfigured in ecu tradition. This quantity demanding situations the concept that blood could be understood as a reliable entity, and indicates how innovations of blood and kinship moved in either parallel and divergent instructions over the process eu history.
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C. von Braun and C. Wulf (Frankfurt am Main and New York, 2007), 245–56, here 250, 252. See Danielle Gourevitch, “Le sang dans la médecine antique,” La Recherche 254 (1993): 510–17. Cf. Gourevitch, “Sang,” 517; see also Jane Fair Bestor, “Ideas about Procreation and their Influence on Ancient and Medieval Views of Kinship,” in The Family in Italy from Antiquity to the Present, ed. D. I. Kertzer and R. P. Saller (New Haven and London, 1991), 150–67, here 152, 156–67. 4. See Bestor, “ Ideas about Procreation,” 155; Burkert, “Blutsverwandtschaft,” 246.
71 Although it was possible to define the consanguinei as a subspecies of cognates, as Cicero did in De inventione, it was also possible to understand shared blood as constituting much larger and more diffuse groups: Livy demonstrates that social groups like the patricians and nationes like the Etruscans, Romans, or Latins could be defined by their consanguinity. Yet as a potential legal criterion of kinship in a system that charged the basic kin group with critical social and political duties and functions, consanguinitas was much too broad a concept to be useful.
6. 1 (here only sanguis). 58. 4. 59. 6. 60. On the Greek syngeneia, the sharing of a descent group, as an instrument of diplomacy, see Christopher P. Jones, Kinship Diplomacy in the Ancient World (Cambridge, MA, and London, 1999), 6–16; and Olivier Curty, Les parentés légendaires entres cités grecques (Geneva, 1995) with a catalog of epigraphic evidence. 61. 3. 62. 19. 63. 8. 64. 7. 6 on a Claudius reference to his patrician blood. 65. Cf. Guastella, “La rete del sangue,” 49–56; on the socio-political implications, see Harders, Soror, 35–36.
Blood & kinship : matter for metaphor from ancient Rome to the present by Christopher H. Johnson, Bernhard Jussen, David Warren Sabean, Simon Teuscher