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An Intellectual History of Cannibalism

An Intellectual History of Cannibalism Author Cătălin Avramescu
ISBN-10 9780691152196
Release 2011-08-28
Pages 360
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The cannibal has played a surprisingly important role in the history of thought--perhaps the ultimate symbol of savagery and degradation-- haunting the Western imagination since before the Age of Discovery, when Europeans first encountered genuine cannibals and related horrible stories of shipwrecked travelers eating each other. An Intellectual History of Cannibalism is the first book to systematically examine the role of the cannibal in the arguments of philosophers, from the classical period to modern disputes about such wide-ranging issues as vegetarianism and the right to private property. Catalin Avramescu shows how the cannibal is, before anything else, a theoretical creature, one whose fate sheds light on the decline of theories of natural law, the emergence of modernity, and contemporary notions about good and evil. This provocative history of ideas traces the cannibal's appearance throughout Western thought, first as a creature springing from the menagerie of natural law, later as a diabolical retort to theological dogmas about the resurrection of the body, and finally to present-day social, ethical, and political debates in which the cannibal is viewed through the lens of anthropology or invoked in the service of moral relativism. Ultimately, An Intellectual History of Cannibalism is the story of the birth of modernity and of the philosophies of culture that arose in the wake of the Enlightenment. It is a book that lays bare the darker fears and impulses that course through the Western intellectual tradition



An Intellectual History of Cannibalism

An Intellectual History of Cannibalism Author Cătălin Avramescu
ISBN-10 9781400833207
Release 2011-08-08
Pages 360
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The cannibal has played a surprisingly important role in the history of thought--perhaps the ultimate symbol of savagery and degradation-- haunting the Western imagination since before the Age of Discovery, when Europeans first encountered genuine cannibals and related horrible stories of shipwrecked travelers eating each other. An Intellectual History of Cannibalism is the first book to systematically examine the role of the cannibal in the arguments of philosophers, from the classical period to modern disputes about such wide-ranging issues as vegetarianism and the right to private property. Catalin Avramescu shows how the cannibal is, before anything else, a theoretical creature, one whose fate sheds light on the decline of theories of natural law, the emergence of modernity, and contemporary notions about good and evil. This provocative history of ideas traces the cannibal's appearance throughout Western thought, first as a creature springing from the menagerie of natural law, later as a diabolical retort to theological dogmas about the resurrection of the body, and finally to present-day social, ethical, and political debates in which the cannibal is viewed through the lens of anthropology or invoked in the service of moral relativism. Ultimately, An Intellectual History of Cannibalism is the story of the birth of modernity and of the philosophies of culture that arose in the wake of the Enlightenment. It is a book that lays bare the darker fears and impulses that course through the Western intellectual tradition.



An Intellectual History of Cannibalism

An Intellectual History of Cannibalism Author Cǎtǎlin Avramescu
ISBN-10 0691133271
Release 2009
Pages 350
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The cannibal - perhaps the ultimate symbol of savagery and degradation - has haunted the Western imagination since before the Age of Discovery, when Europeans first encountered genuine cannibals and related horrible stories of shipwrecked travelers eating each other. An Intellectual History of Cannibalism is the first book to systematically examine the role of the cannibal in the arguments of philosophers, from the classical period to modern disputes about such wide-ranging issues as vegetarianism and the right to private property.



Dinner with a Cannibal

Dinner with a Cannibal Author Carole A Travis-Henikoff
ISBN-10 9781595809964
Release 2008-03-01
Pages 333
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Presenting the history of cannibalism in concert with human evolution, Dinner with a Cannibal takes its readers on an astonishing trip around the world and through history, examining its subject from every angle in order to paint the incredible, multifaceted panoply that is the reality of cannibalism. At the heart of Carole A. Travis-Henikoff’s book is the question of how cannibalism began with the human species and how it has become an unspeakable taboo today. At a time when science is being battered by religions and failing teaching methods, Dinner with a Cannibal presents slices of multiple sciences in a readable, understandable form nested within a wealth of data. With history, paleoanthropology, science, gore, sex, murder, war, culinary tidbits, medical facts, and anthropology filling its pages, Dinner with a Cannibal presents both the light and dark side of the human story; the story of how we came to be all the things we are today.



A History of Cannibalism

A History of Cannibalism Author Nathan Constantine
ISBN-10 9781848586130
Release 2006-06-26
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Desperation, duty and desire - the three primary motives for breaking what is the oldest taboo in the Western world, cannibalism. This book investigates all three and presents startling evidence that will challenge cultural and moral perceptions as never before. It explains how in some societies, 'duty' cannibalism has been integral to existe...



Mummies Cannibals and Vampires

Mummies  Cannibals and Vampires Author Richard Sugg
ISBN-10 9781317354888
Release 2015-11-06
Pages 456
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Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, which saw kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribe, swallow or wear human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin in an attempt to heal themselves of epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague, cancer, gout and depression. In this comprehensive and accessible text, Richard Sugg shows that, far from being a medieval therapy, corpse medicine was at its height during the social and scientific revolutions of early-modern Britain, surviving well into the eighteenth century and, amongst the poor, lingering stubbornly on into the time of Queen Victoria. Ranging from the execution scaffolds of Germany and Scandinavia, through the courts and laboratories of Italy, France and Britain, to the battlefields of Holland and Ireland, and on to the tribal man-eating of the Americas, Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires argues that the real cannibals were in fact the Europeans. Picking our way through the bloodstained shadows of this remarkable secret history, we encounter medicine cut from bodies living and dead, sacks of human fat harvested after a gun battle, gloves made of human skin, and the first mummy to appear on the London stage. Lit by the uncanny glow of a lamp filled with human blood, this second edition includes new material on exo-cannibalism, skull medicine, the blood-drinking of Scandinavian executions, Victorian corpse-stroking, and the magical powers of candles made from human fat. In our quest to understand the strange paradox of routine Christian cannibalism we move from the Catholic vampirism of the Eucharist, through the routine filth and discomfort of early modern bodies, and in to the potent, numinous source of corpse medicine’s ultimate power: the human soul itself. Now accompanied by a companion website with supplementary articles, interviews with the author, related images, summaries of key topics, and a glossary, the second edition of Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires is an essential read for anyone interested in the history of medicine, early modern history, and the darker, hidden past of European Christendom.



Cannibalism

Cannibalism Author
ISBN-10 9781616207434
Release 2018
Pages 352
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We think of cannibalism as the stuff of serial killers and horror movies, but zoologist Bill Schutt shows us that its evolutionary and cultural significance is much more intriguing-and much more normal. In Cannibalism, Schutt takes us on a tour of the animal world as well as human history, introducing us to cutting-edge science and ancient fossil records while traveling out into the field himself. And he takes us into the future, too: as climate change causes famine, disease, and overcrowding, will we see more outbreaks of cannibalism in many more species-including our own? Cannibalism places a perfectly natural occurrence in a vital new context and invites us to explore why the behavior both enthralls and repels us.



Into the Cannibal s Pot

Into the Cannibal s Pot Author Ilana Mercer
ISBN-10 0984907017
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 346
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"The daughter of a leading anti-apartheid activist blows the lid off the new South Africa." -- T.p.



Cannibal Culture

Cannibal Culture Author Deborah Root
ISBN-10 9780429981524
Release 2018-01-31
Pages 256
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Cannibal Culture has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cannibal Culture also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cannibal Culture book for free.



The Man Eating Myth Anthropology and Anthropophagy

The Man Eating Myth   Anthropology and Anthropophagy Author William Arens
ISBN-10 9780199763443
Release 1979-04-26
Pages 220
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The Man Eating Myth Anthropology and Anthropophagy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Man Eating Myth Anthropology and Anthropophagy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Man Eating Myth Anthropology and Anthropophagy book for free.



Cannibalism

Cannibalism Author Eli Sagan
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106000750106
Release 1974
Pages 148
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Cannibalism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cannibalism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cannibalism book for free.



Cannibalism and the Colonial World

Cannibalism and the Colonial World Author Peter Hulme
ISBN-10 052162908X
Release 1998-08-06
Pages 309
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In Cannibalism and the Colonial World, an international team of specialists from a variety of disciplines discusses the historical and cultural significance of Western fascination with the topic of cannibalism. Addressing the image as it appears in a series of texts--popular culture, film, literature, travel writing and anthropology--the essays range from classical times to contemporary critical discourse. This group of literary and anthropological scholars places the discussion of cannibalism in the context of postcolonial and cultural studies.



The Village of Cannibals

The Village of Cannibals Author Alain Corbin
ISBN-10 0674939018
Release 1993-09-01
Pages 172
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In August 1870 in the French village of Hautefaye, a young nobleman, falsely accused of shouting republican slogans, was savagely tortured for hours by a mob of peasants who later burned him alive. "The Village of Cannibals" is a fascinating inquiry into the social and political ingredients of an alchemy that transformed ordinary people into brutal executioners in nineteenth-century France.



The Cannibal Within

The Cannibal Within Author Mark Mirabello
ISBN-10 186992827X
Release 2005-02
Pages 144
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"They raped me and ate my friend alive." Thus starts this work of erotic horror fiction filled with 'sacrilege, blasphemy, and crime' -- written in a style that is part H P Lovecraft, part Marquis de Sade, and part Octave Mirbeau -- "The Cannibal Within" is literally 'wet with sin, slippery with blood, and slimy with fornication.' The novel's central character is part Lara Croft part Sarah Connor. She/We has a choice: the evil may be patiently borne or savagely resisted. We may think we are special -- holy, honoured, valued -- God's chosen primates -- but that is a fraud. The dupes of superhuman forces, we are misfits and abominations. We have no higher purpose -- no saviour god died for our sins--we exist, only because our masters are infatuated with our meat.



Cannibals All

Cannibals All Author George Fitzhugh
ISBN-10 9781429016438
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 384
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Excerpt: ...of sins. New England is culpable for permitting Parker and Beecher to stir up civil discord and domestic broils from the pulpit. These men deserve punishment, for they have instigated and occasioned a thousand murders in Kansas; yet they did nothing more than carry into practice the right of private judgment, liberty of speech, freedom of the press and of religion. These boasted privileges have become far more dangerous to the lives, the property and the peace of the people of this Union, than all the robbers and murderers and malefactors put together. The Reformation was but an effort of Nature



Beetle Boy

Beetle Boy Author M.G. Leonard
ISBN-10 9781910002988
Release 2016-03-03
Pages 336
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Darkus's dad has disappeared - but his new friend, a giant beetle called Baxter, is some consolation. Together, boy and beetle set out to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. But Lucretia Cutter - a fashion designer with a penchant for beetle jewellery - is dead set against their success ...



Cannibal Talk

Cannibal Talk Author Gananath Obeyesekere
ISBN-10 9780520243088
Release 2005-06-06
Pages 320
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"A tour de force: meticulously argued, nuanced, and wideranging in its interpretations. In the hands of a master, the prodigious scholarship and large intellectual appetite make for a very convincing, comprehensive work."—George Marcus, coeditor of Writing Culture "The sheer scope of Cannibal Talk is remarkable, and its contribution to the anthropology of colonialism outstanding. Obeyesekere's research, original thinking, and applied reading are unrivalled on the discourses of cannibalism and their implications. "—Paul Lyons, University of Hawai'i