The Man-Eating Myth
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The Man-Eating Myth : Anthropology and Anthropophagy

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Arens, after reviewing evidence from all fields and surveying the folktales and myths surrounding cannibalism, concludes that there is no evidence treating cannibalism as a socially approved customshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 136.4 x 204.5 x 12.2mm | 218.97g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195027930
  • 9780195027938
  • 873,198

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Belief in the existence of cannibalism just beyond the borders of one's own culture is a time-honored, universally accepted notion. The author of this provocative book has meticulously viewed the evidence from all field on the world's classic man-eaters, from the 16th-century Aztecs to contemporary African and New Guinean cultures.show more

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