Dinner With A Cannibal: The Complete History Of Mankind's Oldest Taboo

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Presenting the history of cannibalism in concert with human evolution, this account takes readers on an astonishing trip around the world and throughout history, painting the incredible, multifaceted realities of cannibalism.

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Focusing on how cannibalism began with the human species and how it has become an unspeakable taboo today, this study answers questions such as Where, when, and how did shame and secrecy become connected with cannibalism? Why did some cannibals consume their enemies while others consumed their dead relatives? Did the eating of human flesh make them crazy? and What does it taste like? With careful anthropological and archaeological analysis and the telling of fascinating stories from around the world, this remarkable resource also includes details on the most famous real-life instances of cannibalism - including the Alive! incident in the Andes and the German Butcher of Hannover - and facts on infamous fictional cannibals such as Hannibal Lecter.

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Author Carole A. Travis-Henikoff
Publisher Santa Monica Press
Page Count 360pp
Publication Size 6.25 x 9.25
Publication Notes Hardcover, b/w
Publication Date March 1, 2007
ISBN 978-1595800305

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