The Resource Cannibals and kings : the origins of cultures, Marvin Harris

Cannibals and kings : the origins of cultures, Marvin Harris

Label
Cannibals and kings : the origins of cultures
Title
Cannibals and kings
Title remainder
the origins of cultures
Statement of responsibility
Marvin Harris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume presents a systematic discussion about the reasons for a culture making a transition from egalitarian hunter-gatherer to hierarchically based states as population density increases. According to the author, 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. He maintains that this diet change resulted in more body fat, which for females led to earlier menarche and a smaller reduction in fertility from nursing infants, which then led to shorter periods between pregnancies. He discusses the development of pork as a taboo food in ancient Israelite society and also the cow as a sacred animal and taboo food in Hindu culture. He also examines the concept of the hydraulic empire, ancient civilizations such as China, Persia, and Egypt that were reliant on water for agriculture
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-2001
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Marvin
Index
index present
LC call number
GN358
LC item number
.H37
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Culture
  • Human beings
  • Food supply
  • Évolution sociale
  • Culture
  • Homme
  • Aliments
  • Culture
  • Food supply
  • Human beings
  • Social evolution
  • Cultuur
  • Ecologische aspecten
  • Levensmiddelen
  • Sociale evolutie
Label
Cannibals and kings : the origins of cultures, Marvin Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture and nature -- Murders in Eden -- The origin of agriculture -- The origin of war -- Proteins and the fierce people -- The origin of male supremacy and of the Oedipus complex -- The origin of pristine states -- The pre-Columbian states of Mesoamerica -- The cannibal kingdom -- The lamb of mercy -- Forbidden flesh -- The origin of the sacred cow -- The hydraulic trap -- The origin of capitalism -- The industrial bubble
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780394407654
Lccn
^^^77005977^
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)2984474
  • (OCoLC)ocm02984474^
Label
Cannibals and kings : the origins of cultures, Marvin Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture and nature -- Murders in Eden -- The origin of agriculture -- The origin of war -- Proteins and the fierce people -- The origin of male supremacy and of the Oedipus complex -- The origin of pristine states -- The pre-Columbian states of Mesoamerica -- The cannibal kingdom -- The lamb of mercy -- Forbidden flesh -- The origin of the sacred cow -- The hydraulic trap -- The origin of capitalism -- The industrial bubble
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780394407654
Lccn
^^^77005977^
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)2984474
  • (OCoLC)ocm02984474^

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