Cannibals : The Discovery and Representation of the Cannibal from Columbus to Jules Verne

Cannibals : The Discovery and Representation of the Cannibal from Columbus to Jules Verne

Description

Mapping the origins and evolution of the word 'cannibal', Lestringant describes the symbolic uses of cannibalism by authors, political theorists and theologians. In a wide-ranging discussion he surveys the myth and the reality of the cannibal, and explores the deployment of the image in European literature and legend.


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Details

Author(s)
Frank Lestringant
Format
Hardback | 256 pages
Dimensions
164 x 239 x 20mm | 582g
Publication date
13 May 1997
Publisher
Polity Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0745616976
ISBN13
9780745616971