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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The book has no faults; it’s in as new condition.

The dimensions: 160x237mm.
Pages: 333
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
Publication date: 2008 first edition

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Dinner with a Cannibal
By Carole A. Travis-Henikoff

The complete history of mankind’s oldest taboo

This volume investigates not only the subject of cannibalism, but when and why people ate those of their own kind and continue to do so to this very day. The why of cannibalism forces the examination of many surrounding subjects, from the many foods we eat, to the caves of our ancient past, to what makes us human. How do belief systems affect our lives? Are we different today from our ancestors of yesteryear? Do the memes of the societies we live in dictate our beliefs and our actions? Where do religions fit in? Are religions more powerful than kings, queens and governments? Do governing bodies use religions and/or belief systems to control the masses? Do we function instinctually, or are we mere tools of our societies? How did we get to where and how we are today? How different are we, one society to another? And how do we differ from our most ancient ancestors?

Dinner with a Cannibal presents the history of cannibalism in concert with human development, making note of religions and societies that either condoned or outlawed the practice. Through the following pages we will look at cannibalism from every angle in order to gain comprehension of the incredible, ancient/ up-to-the-minute, multifaceted panoply that is the reality of cannibalism....

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