Plants of Life, Plants of Death

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This study examines plants associated with ritual purity, fertility, prosperity and life, and plants associated with ritual impurity, sickness, ill fate and death. It provides detail from history, ethnography, religious studies, classics, folklore, ethnobotany and medicine.

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Frederick J. Simoons is professor emeritus at the University of California-Davis, adjunct professor of geography at Eastern Washington University, and adjunct research associate in anthropology at Washington State University. His other books include Eat Not This Flesh:; A Ceremonial Ox of India (with the assistance of Elizabeth S. Simoons), both published by the University of Wisconsin Press; and Food in China.

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"A most exciting, erudite, and stylish work. I can think of no one other than Simoons who could have written it."—Robin Donkin, Cambridge University

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