✸ Eat Thy Neighbor: A History of Cannibalism Books ⚦ Author Daniel Diehl – Gasengineersinglasgow.co.uk

✸ Eat Thy Neighbor: A History of Cannibalism Books ⚦ Author Daniel Diehl – Gasengineersinglasgow.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 246 pages
  • Eat Thy Neighbor: A History of Cannibalism
  • Daniel Diehl
  • English
  • 23 January 2018
  • 0750943726

Eat Thy Neighbor: A History of CannibalismCannibalism Is Unquestionably One Of The Oldest And Deepest Seated Taboos Even In An Age When Almost Nothing Is Sacred, Religious, Moral And Social Prohibitions Surround The Topic But Even As Our Minds Recoil At The Mention Of Actual Acts Of Cannibalism There Is Some Dark Fascination With The Subject Appalling Crimes Of Humans Eating Other Humans Are Blown Into Major News Stories And Gory Movies Both Hitchcock S Psycho And The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Were Based On The Crimes Of Ed Gein, Who Is Profiled, Along With Others, In This Book In Eat Thy Neighbour, The Authors Put The Subject Of Cannibalism Into Its Social And Historical Perspective They Present A Lively And Informative Account Of Cannibalism, And Cannibals, From The Earliest Known Incidents To The Present Day They Include Cases Of Ritual Cannibalism In Early And Primitive Societies Such The Inhabitants Of Papua New Guinea Cases Where Famine, Poverty, Disease Or War Has Left No Alternative Cases In Mythology, Legend, Literature, And Fairytales Like Hansel And Gretel And Cases Of Individuals From The Middle Ages To The Present Mrs Lovett And Sweeny Todd, Jeffrey Dahmer, And Armin Meiwes, The Recent German Cannibal Who Found His Victim Via The Internet


About the Author: Daniel Diehl

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10 thoughts on “Eat Thy Neighbor: A History of Cannibalism

  1. says:

    The first chapter of this book was brilliant, but afterwards it veres away from history, genuine history, and into a series of one chapter biographies on cannabalistic serial killers The shift is from anthropology history into True Crime For this reason I only gave the book 3 stars What is needed is a good history of cannabalism for our species That would be interesting This sort of book is simplylurid true crime non fiction with no in depth analysis of why as it relates to the greate The first chapter of this book was brilliant, but afterwards it veres away from history, genuine history, and into a series of one chapter biographies on cannabalistic serial killers The shift is from anthropology history into True Crime For this reason I only gave the book 3 stars What is needed is a good history of cannabalism for our species That would be interesting This sort of book is simplylurid true crime non fiction with no in depth analysis of why as it relates to the greater history of the behaviour in our species All in all, an indifferent book Not Recommended

  2. says:

    This book was fantastic I enjoyed how it divided up the various circumstances where cannablism may arise such as during starvation or through religious and cultural beliefs as well as lots of information on numerous famous killers who happen to have eaten either part or all of their victims.

  3. says:

    Exhilarating and stunning, a very precise and accurate research put into paper concerning a taboo topic

  4. says:

    The first half of the book is very good for describing the World s murky history of cannibalism The latter half of the book withmodern accounts of cannibalism tends to tip towards sensationalism and media hype While the descriptions are very thorough and disturbingly detailed I think if the accounts were writtenmatter of fact like the first half of the book, I would have given a higher rating for this text A good read if you like crime crime thriller books with areal edge.

  5. says:

    I must say this book is, in it s own way, educative and entertaining The first one third of the book elaborated cannibalism from a social and cult religious point of view The rest two third is probably my favorite part which includes thorough biographic stories on cannibalism cases.Overall, a worth to read book.

  6. says:

    I was rather disappointed in this book as it dealtwith criminals cannabalism, rather than the anthropology of cannibalism.

  7. says:

    A fun read Not too much new stuff here if you are familiar with the topic Nonetheless a fun and engaging read i recommend it to anyone who is interested in this topic.

  8. says:

    For a book that includes a significant amount of gory details it surely is incredibly entertaining Authors sense of humor makes the best of it.

  9. says:

    A nice documentation of cannibalism

  10. says:

    The authors of the book are two American historians, Daniel Diehl and Mark P Donnelly This is the original title of the book published in 2006 however, the one I read was translated to Croatian and published in 2010 under the literally translated title The book itself is a relatively interesting and easy to read reading, which ultimately suffers from a few serious setbacks The most severe one being the authors tendency to resort to cheap theatrical tricks, their lack of effort to produce o The authors of the book are two American historians, Daniel Diehl and Mark P Donnelly This is the original title of the book published in 2006 however, the one I read was translated to Croatian and published in 2010 under the literally translated title The book itself is a relatively interesting and easy to read reading, which ultimately suffers from a few serious setbacks The most severe one being the authors tendency to resort to cheap theatrical tricks, their lack of effort to produce original analysis and their desire to stamp out fun material.This book could easily be divided into two, unequal parts The first one deals with culture anthropological aspects of cannibalism throughout the historical communities, which is supplemented by a rich commentary taken from the authors that delved with this kind of topic substantially deeper This is due to the topic being thoroughly investigated and thought upon in historiography, anthropology and such sciences.The second, and larger part of the book, covers the relatively modern cannibals, respectively their biographies and morbidly disgusting details of their crimes However, the deeper analysis present in the first part of the book is sadly lacking in the second part The authors present no hypotheses, instead satisfying themselves with mere documenting the already documented cases Thus, with that in mind, whilst reading these morbid details, one cannot help but wonder what the purpose of such a book is There are no deeper, cultural analyses and the authors limited their conclusions to a critique of modern journalistic sensationalism, whilst at the same time using that same popish sensationalism and today s grotesque culture fascinated with blood and crimes to sell their book Indeed, the book comes out as a lightweight, shallow and completely devour able piece of literature that ultimately lacks substance to give the reader a satisfying feeling after reading it Therefore, it falls under the evening entertainment rather than under a thought provoking category.FINAL MARK 2 5 it was ok

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