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the Aztec armies into combat and performed sacrificial rituals immediately after a
battle was won. There is also some evidence that under duress, the Aztecs may
have eaten bodies left on the battlefield. Taking into consideration the possibility
Perhaps I need to emphasize at this point that the overall degree of poverty and
hunger was not the crucial difference between the Aztec subsistence system and
the subsistence systems of state societies which successfully repressed ...
One can see therefore why the Aztecs' captives were worth more to them dead as
meat than alive as serfs and slaves. The Aztecs were unusually ill supplied with
meat and other animal products; and the tribute populations were unusually ...
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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 ... Read full review
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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