Cannibals: The Most Unthinkable and Heinous Crimes

Cannibals: The Most Unthinkable and Heinous Crimes

by Ray Black
     
 

Is cannibalism the expression of an evil urge for revenge? A form of punishment? A religious rite or a sexual depravity?

Or is the taste for the flesh of another human being so irresistible that it is a mixture of all of these, driving one person to kill and devour another. This books delves into the gruesome history of cannibalism and explains the

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Is cannibalism the expression of an evil urge for revenge? A form of punishment? A religious rite or a sexual depravity?

Or is the taste for the flesh of another human being so irresistible that it is a mixture of all of these, driving one person to kill and devour another. This books delves into the gruesome history of cannibalism and explains the psychology behind anthropophagy – the four medically recognised areas of criminal cannibalism – sexual, aggressive, nutritional and spiritual/religious.

PART ONE CANNIBALISM AROUND THE WORLD including Easter Island, The Aztecs, The Congo, Russia, Captain Cook, Werewolves of France, The Marquis de Sade, Napoleon's March to Moscow, The Boyd Massacre.

CANNIBALISM MOST MACABRE including Sawney Bean, Albert Fish, Ed Kemper, Jeffrey Dahmer, Andrei Chikatilo,

Ed Gein, Gary Heidnik, Fritz Haarmann

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907795244
Publisher:
Omnipress
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Series:
True Crime
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
293
Sales rank:
434,730
File size:
2 MB

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Is cannibalism the expression of an evil urge for revenge? A form of punishment? A religious rite or a sexual depravity?

Or is the taste for the flesh of another human being so irresistible that it is a mixture of all of these, driving one person to kill and devour another. This books delves into the gruesome history of cannibalism and explains the psychology behind anthropophagy – the four medically recognised areas of criminal cannibalism – sexual, aggressive, nutritional and spiritual/religious.

PART ONE CANNIBALISM AROUND THE WORLD including Easter Island, The Aztecs, The Congo, Russia, Captain Cook, Werewolves of France, The Marquis de Sade, Napoleon's March to Moscow, The Boyd Massacre.

CANNIBALISM MOST MACABRE including Sawney Bean, Albert Fish, Ed Kemper, Jeffrey Dahmer, Andrei Chikatilo,

Ed Gein, Gary Heidnik, Fritz Haarmann

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