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Cannibals and Kings discusses the development of pork as a taboo food in ancient Israelite society. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This page was last edited on 31 Mayat Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Harris examines the concept of the hydraulic empireancient civilizations such as China, Persiaand Egypt that were reliant on water for agriculture. Harris also discusses the cow as a sacred animal and taboo food in Hindu culture. Views Read Edit View history. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. According to Harris, humans shifted from a low- carbohydrate diet largely based on hunter-gatherer sources to a high-carbohydrate diet largely based on agricultural when intensive agriculture began.

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Cattle remained an important species because they provided farm labor. English Choose a language for shopping. Harris also describes the state of the world in the late 19th century as one of approaching catastrophe as predicted by Malthus Malthusian catastrophe.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Desperation incurred during periods of drought might lead to the temptation to slaughter and eat the work animals for short-term survival; this would damage long-term prospects by destroying the means of production.

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The high population densities and the periodic droughts rendered animal husbandry for food purposes impractical, and slowly led to the ending of animal sacrifice.

Unlike the Middle Eastern civilizations, India had developed very productive forms of agriculture, requiring heavy labor. Anthropology books books Non-fiction books about cannibalism. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids canibalez the go. He briefly discuss the other Jewish food taboos.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Harris argues that while cattle, sheep and many other domesticated animals consume grass, pigs are poor grazers and compete with humans for grain.


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,arvin Harris argues that this situation led to the evolution of the cow as a taboo food and its worship as a sacred creature in India. This led to pigs being reviled, and he argues this gave rise to the pig as a non- kosher food in the Old Testament. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Harris notes that pigs were also taboo in Ancient Egypt and continue to be forbidden by Islam, suggesting that environmental rather than cultural factors are responsible for putting this food animal off limits.