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I cannibali - Des cannibales

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E' peggio mangiare un uomo alla maniera amazzonica, o bruciarlo su un patibolo recitando preghiere tutt'attorno, alla maniera europea?
Scritta sulle prime testimonianze dei viaggiatori nel Nuovo Mondo, la meditazione di Montaigne sui cannibali è nello stesso tempo un'indagine sulla diversità dei costumi umani, una testimonianza storica sui costumi degli indigeni americani e
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Published 2005 by 9788872268643 (first published 1595)
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Daouda Gouem
Dec 09, 2015 Daouda Gouem rated it really liked it
Of cannibals is one of my favorite play not only because it was very interesting but also because it exposed us to a new civilization.In the play the author portrayed the people of the Brazilian tribe as barbaric because they eat the dead bodies of their war prisoners.


My favorite part was when Mickel De Champaigne went on and compare the Brasilian cannibal to the people of the civilized world in Europe.This play faced many cricisms because many people think that the cannibals were barbaric.We ha
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Jeanette Padilla
Dec 08, 2015 Jeanette Padilla rated it really liked it
Michel de Montaigne: Of Cannibals was an interesting piece to read, definitely not something I can relate to when it comes to my personal life but educational as towards other people's cultural norms.
It is mindblowing how the Native Brazilians lived their lives in comparison to us individuals in the present, by treasuring, honoring and finally killing the prisoner and have it as their dinner. I now respect the was Native Brazilians lived even though at the beginning I thought that they were just
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Edwin
Dec 08, 2015 Edwin rated it really liked it
Cannibalism is definitely not a topic I had ever expected to read about, especially for a class. Montaigne’s essay on a Brazilian tribe and the culture that they followed was initially quite off putting to me for one very obvious reason, they saw the act of cannibalism to be an honorable thing for the victim, and how they could perceive it as that completely escaped me and seemed so wrong to me. Yet in reading this I realized that just like they proudly practice something I find to be quite ...more
Catalina Garcia
Dec 02, 2015 Catalina Garcia rated it really liked it
This read was particularly interesting to me. I typically enjoy writings that are non fictional and this one caught my attention.

The cannibalism for honor described by the author made me think of how the Aztec people would sacrifice humans many years ago. Although not the same but it just made me think of how different cultures are. While reading this essay I could confirm that although the people of Tupinamba in Brazil would eat humans and their men had many wives, which in our culture is unac
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Breianne Ehigie
Dec 08, 2015 Breianne Ehigie rated it liked it
This read was particularly interesting in how… cannibalism is a ritual of some sort for these group of people. The cannibalism for honor described by the author made me visualize how certain tribes would sacrifice humans as an honor of strength. While reading this essay I could like to think that the people of Tupinamba in Brazil were eating humans because of their cultural differences. They had their noble and spiritual aspects about them too. I think that people from different parts of the ...more
Faran
Dec 09, 2015 Faran rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure any of us can comprehend how advanced Montaigne's thinking was for his time as it pertains to this (and certainly other) essays of his.

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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance. Montaigne is known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiography — and his massive volume Essais (translated literally as "Attempts") contains, to this day, some of the most wide ...more
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