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As I mentioned earlier, the Aztecs of Mexico are the one great exception to the
rule that state societies everywhere suppress warfare cannibalism. Perhaps there
are other exceptions, but if so, historians have never described them, and they ...
the Aztec armies into combat and performed sacrificial rituals immediately after a
battle was won. There is also some evidence that under duress, the Aztecs may
have eaten bodies left on the battlefield. Taking into consideration the possibility
One can see therefore why the Aztecs' captives were worth more to them dead as
meat than alive as serfs and slaves. The Aztecs were unusually ill supplied with
meat and other animal products; and the tribute populations were unusually ...
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Good to eat: riddles of food and cultureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Read full review
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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