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Among the Iroquois and Huron, warfare "paid the bill" not only for capturing
enemy men and women, but for bringing them home to the captors' village in
order to torture them. And torture itself had its own gruesome economy entirely
The governor of New France, Jacques Devonville, reported that after a battle with
the Seneca in 1687, the Huron ate the fallen enemy. "We witnessed the painful
sight of the usual cruelties of the savages who cut the dead into quarters, as in ...
At the same time that the lack of efficient alternative sources of animal food raised
the value of the enemy as "meat on the hoof," it lowered the value of the enemy
as serf, slave, and taxpayer. It did this in two ways. First, the absence of ...
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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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