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Flesh & Blood: A History of the Cannibal Complex (rev. ed.)
Reay Tannahill (au). Cannibalism is the last great taboo of modern society. Almost every other extreme of human activity has been dissected & discussed, but the old line ‘eating people is wrong’ tells only half the story. Even mentioning the possibility of thinking about eating people is wrong as well. This survey of the anthropophagic urge is a beacon of scholarly wit in the dark shadows of our innermost fears. Tracing the practice back to its earliest days, Tannahill explores the symbolism, meanings & motivating factors of this ancient phenomenon, & assesses its influence in our myths & habits, from vampires & werewolves to the celebration of the Eucharist. Includes a section on the upsurge in horror fiction, & studies of serial-killer cannibals. Ghoulish illustrations.
Air Combat: The New Face of War
Commonwealth of Science: ANZAAS & the Scientific Enterprise in Australia, 1888-1988
Asia Rising: Why America Will Prosper as Asia’s Economies Boom
U.F.O.s: The Sighting of Alien People & Spacecraft From the Earliest Centuries to the Present Day
Southern World: Trade & Travel Routes
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