Table of Contents

Chapter One Introduction1
Chapter Two Violence by individuals5
Chapter Three Violence by groups15
Chapter Four War and genocide23
Chapter Five The Dance of Death33
Chapter Six Theories about the causes of war37
Chapter Seven Sacrificial rituals48
Chapter Eight The blood of the beloved63
Chapter Nine Purity and violence74
Chapter Ten Shame societies/guilt societies87
Chapter Eleven About men and war96
Chapter Twelve About women and war109
Chapter Thirteen War substitutes for the powerless118
Chapter Fourteen Abandoning war by the powerful124
Chapter Fifteen Conclusion137