By Richard Sugg
Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in shiny aspect the mostly forgotten background of eu corpse drugs, while kings, girls, gents, clergymen and scientists prescribed, swallowed or wore human blood, flesh, bone, fats, brains and epidermis opposed to epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague, melanoma, gout and depression.
One factor we're hardly taught in class is that this: James I refused corpse drugs; Charles II made his personal corpse drugs; and Charles i used to be made into corpse medication. starting from the execution scaffolds of Germany and Scandinavia, in the course of the courts and laboratories of Italy, France and Britain, to the battlefields of Holland and eire, and directly to the tribal man-eating of the Americas, Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires argues that the true cannibals have been in reality the Europeans. Medicinal cannibalism utilised the bold weight of ecu technology, publishing, alternate networks and informed concept. for plenty of, it used to be additionally an emphatically Christian phenomenon. And, when corpse drugs has occasionally been provided as a medieval remedy, it used to be at its peak throughout the social and clinical revolutions of early-modern Britain. It survived good into the eighteenth century, and among the bad it lingered stubbornly on into the time of Queen Victoria. This leading edge e-book brings to lifestyles a bit recognized and infrequently stressful a part of human historical past.
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