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FLESH and BLOOD - A History of the Cannibal Complex.

by TANNAHILL, REAY:

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ISBN 10
0880292466
ISBN 13
9780880292467
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US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st thus.[Originally published Stein&Day,1975.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to protected dw/dj but new fep.Colour pictorial upper wrap,detail taken from "The Last Judgement" by Hieronymous Bosch.Miniscule rubbing to head of dw/dj spine/backstrip and bottom front corner.Salmon-pink paper-covered boards with gilt letters to a purple cloth blind spine and plain white endpapers.Fore-edges near pristine as are the contents.US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus,209pp includes 16pp b/w contemporary illus,10pp bibliography,notes and an index. Is cannibalism the oldest taboo in the world? By no means.Man has been eating his fellow man for over half a million years,and only in the last two thousand years has the practice ceased to be respectable.Tannahill,after many encounters (in the literary sense) with cannabilism while researching her book Food in History,has written the first book in English to cover every aspect of the subject.The survivors of the 1972 Andes and Arctic air crashes were driven by the same urgent need for food that motivated Peking man in his pre-historic caves on Dragon Bone Hill: the people of Egypt in the famine-ridden 13thC; the pioneering Donner party in the blizzards of 19thC Sierra Nevada - and many others faced with the choice between eating the dead or dying themselves.But in the long history of cannabilism,hunger has been only one of the incentives that have led men to absorb other men's flesh and blood into their own bodies.Religion,revenge,justice,war, and an ineradicable belief in the symbolic value of flesh and blood have all played a part.The blood sacrifice of the Old Testament; the Burgundian warriors who drank the blood of the Huns; the Countess of Bathory,who believed the blood of virgins was the elixir of youth; Sweeney Todd,the demon barber of Fleet Street; and Swift's suggestion for a new kind of baby food; all of these, together with witches,werewolves,and vampires,are explained in the pages of this splendidly gruesome but historically scrupulous social history. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

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Title
FLESH and BLOOD - A History of the Cannibal Complex.
Author
TANNAHILL, REAY:
Illustrator
illus with contemporary b/w illustrations.
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
FINE.
Quantity available
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Edition
US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st thus.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0880292466
ISBN 13
9780880292467
Publisher
USA,NY.DORSET PRESS,1988.
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
1988
Keywords
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