Eat Not this Flesh: Food Avoidances from Prehistory to the Present
This text explores taboos against eating certain kinds of flesh from a historical and cultural perspective. New research on the use and avoidance of flesh foods, from antiquity to the present day, is integrated in this edition.
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Africa ahimsa ancient ancient Egypt animals anti-pig Asclepius associated Atargatis beef eating believed bones Brahmins Bronze Age Buddhist bull camel camelflesh castes century B.C. ceremonial chickenflesh chickens and eggs China Chinese Christian cock common cattle considered consumed cult deities dog eating domestic pigs early East eat beef eat fish eat pork eaten eaters Egypt Egyptian Eichinger Ferro-Luzzi Europe evidence example fertility fish avoidance fish eating flesh food Frazer goddess Gonda Greece Greek groups Hebrews Hindu Hinduism Hittite horse horseflesh horsemeat human impure India Indo-European involved Iran Islam Lodrick Maasai meat Mesopotamia milk modern Moslems numbers observed offish Palestine pig keeping Plutarch pork pork eating regard region rejection religious reported rites ritual killing role Roman sacred sacred-cow concept sacrifice sacrificed Seth Simoons slaughter South Southeast Asia suggests swine symbolic temple traditional trans tribal trichinosis unclean Vedic vegetarian village water buffalo western wild boar women Zoroastrians