Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture
Simon and Schuster, 1985 - 289 páginas
The anthropologist/author takes on some of the major food riddles, including cannibalism, to reveal why a culture accepts or spurns specific foods
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To judge from the Eight - fold Way or the Ten Commandments , God does not
usually waste time prohibiting the impossible or condemning the unthinkable .
Leviticus consistently bans all vertebrate land animals that do not chew the cud .
My point of departure is that the food laws in Leviticus were mostly codifications
of preexisting traditional food prejudices and avoidances . ( The Book of Leviticus
was not written until 450 B . C . — very late in Israelite history . ) I envision the ...
So the priests of Leviticus added “ parts the hoof ” to “ chews the cud ” to make
camels bad to eat . The misclassification of the hare and shāphân suggests that
these animals were not well known to the codifiers . The authors of Leviticus were
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Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Leer comentario completo
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred
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