Consuming Passions: The Uses of Cannibalism in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

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Taylor & Francis, Aug 28, 2003 - History - 160 pages
Cannibalism is the breaking of the ultimate taboo. Yet during the later Middle Ages and early years of the Renaissance, mythological, historical and contemporary accounts of cannibalism became particularly popular. Consuming Passions synthesizes and analyses the most interesting of those late medieval and early modern responses to Eucharistic teaching and debate that manifest themselves in the trope of cannibalism.

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Author is actually M. L. Price. Nice supplement to Heather Blurton's recent book. Most useful for its study of 'Maria' of Jerusalem, the child-eating mother from Josephus. Read full review

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