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Dutch term or phrase:bloedwraak
English translation:blood revenge
Entered by: Kate Hudson
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18:06 Mar 11, 2008
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Anthropology / customs
Dutch term or phrase: bloedwraak
Again for the book on "Eerwraak" I need a good term for bloedwraak. Retribution has been suggested, but any other terms are welcome. I have been given the term blood revenge, but I think that sounds horrible, there must be a better one.
gypsyboy
Netherlands
Local time: 11:53
blood revenge
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Life histories, blood revenge, and warfare in a tribal population.
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Blood revenge is one of the most commonly cited causes. of violence and warfare in primitive ... I am using the terms revenge and blood revenge here to ...
www.unc.edu/courses/2005fall/geog/160/001/GEC'05/6!pdf_imm_a17.pdf

http://www.ccel.org/s/schaff/encyc/encyc02/htm/iv.v.clviii.h...
BLOOD-REVENGE: A custom nearly universal in the tribal or clan stage of society, often surviving later, binding the kin of a murdered man to secure satisfaction for the murder by the death of the slayer or of one of his clan. The custom depends upon two fundamentals of that stage of civilization: (1) the sacredness of life and the solidarity of the clan; (2) the lex talionis. Its essence is execution of the slayer or some of his

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kin by the representatives of the slain, not by public authorities; it belongs therefore to private as opposed to public justice. In nomadic society the perpetuation of the clan depends upon its fighting strength and its sense of unity. Hence assault upon a member of the clan, if attended with even unintended fatal results, involves the tribe, clan, or family of the slain in what is felt to be a sacred duty, the avenging of the shedding of blood. The custom is important from the standpoint of utilitarian ethics, since the knowledge that reparation will be demanded by the clan of the assailed restrains a potential assailant from wanton attack and makes men more careful in ordinary intercourse. The duty set by the institution is binding, and so close is the relationship in the clan (see COMPARATIVE RELIGION, VI, 1, b, � 1) that all its members may become involved, the result being a blood-feud between the clans of the assailant and the victim. Usually, however, the duty devolves upon the next of kin. Refusal on his part to exercise his right and perform his duty subjects him to utter contempt and even to outlawry.
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Kate Hudson
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Local time: 11:53
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thank you all for giving me answers to a difficult word. They were all very useful
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blood revenge


Explanation:
[PDF]
Life histories, blood revenge, and warfare in a tribal population.
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
Blood revenge is one of the most commonly cited causes. of violence and warfare in primitive ... I am using the terms revenge and blood revenge here to ...
www.unc.edu/courses/2005fall/geog/160/001/GEC'05/6!pdf_imm_a17.pdf

http://www.ccel.org/s/schaff/encyc/encyc02/htm/iv.v.clviii.h...
BLOOD-REVENGE: A custom nearly universal in the tribal or clan stage of society, often surviving later, binding the kin of a murdered man to secure satisfaction for the murder by the death of the slayer or of one of his clan. The custom depends upon two fundamentals of that stage of civilization: (1) the sacredness of life and the solidarity of the clan; (2) the lex talionis. Its essence is execution of the slayer or some of his

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kin by the representatives of the slain, not by public authorities; it belongs therefore to private as opposed to public justice. In nomadic society the perpetuation of the clan depends upon its fighting strength and its sense of unity. Hence assault upon a member of the clan, if attended with even unintended fatal results, involves the tribe, clan, or family of the slain in what is felt to be a sacred duty, the avenging of the shedding of blood. The custom is important from the standpoint of utilitarian ethics, since the knowledge that reparation will be demanded by the clan of the assailed restrains a potential assailant from wanton attack and makes men more careful in ordinary intercourse. The duty set by the institution is binding, and so close is the relationship in the clan (see COMPARATIVE RELIGION, VI, 1, b, � 1) that all its members may become involved, the result being a blood-feud between the clans of the assailant and the victim. Usually, however, the duty devolves upon the next of kin. Refusal on his part to exercise his right and perform his duty subjects him to utter contempt and even to outlawry.

Kate Hudson
Netherlands
Local time: 11:53
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