Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires: the History of Corpse by Richard Sugg

By Richard Sugg

Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in shiny aspect the mostly forgotten heritage of ecu corpse medication, whilst kings, girls, gents, clergymen and scientists prescribed, swallowed or wore human blood, flesh, bone, fats, brains and pores and skin opposed to epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague, melanoma, gout and depression.

One factor we're not often taught in class is that this: James I refused corpse drugs; Charles II made his personal corpse medication; and Charles i used to be made into corpse drugs. starting from the execution scaffolds of Germany and Scandinavia, during 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 genuine cannibals have been in truth the Europeans. Medicinal cannibalism utilised the bold weight of ecu technology, publishing, alternate networks and informed conception. for lots of, it was once additionally an emphatically Christian phenomenon. And, when corpse drugs has occasionally been awarded as a medieval treatment, it used to be at its top through the social and clinical revolutions of early-modern Britain. It survived good into the eighteenth century, and among the negative it lingered stubbornly on into the time of Queen Victoria. This leading edge booklet brings to lifestyles a bit identified and infrequently stressful a part of human historical past.

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