Human Sacrifice in Europe

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    I noticed you mentioned in a couple of the lectures that human sacrifice was a common practice among the European barbarian tribes. I’d literally never heard of this before! Do you have any sources or recommended readings that go into this in greater detail?

    One would think that political correctness would cause the schools and universities to be all over this, given that it could help discredit the moral foundations of western civilization, yes?


    My guess is since the human sacrifices ended with the conversion from barbarism & paganism to Christianity & Greco-Roman thought, it wouldn’t help the anti-western movement.

    Jason Jewell

    SmartMuffin, Wikipedia has some introductory-level info:

    When you read the ancient and early medieval historians, you frequently come across references to the practice, and the tone usually suggests it was nothing out of the ordinary.

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