The Village Of Cannibals
|Publisher||Harvard University Press|
|Release Date||01 September 1993|
|Rating||4/5 from 21 reviews|
In August 1870 in the French village of Hautefaye, a young nobleman, falsely accused of shouting republican slogans, was tortured for hours by a mob of peasants who later burned him alive. This book is a fascinating inquiry into the social and political ingredients of an alchemy that transformed ordinary people into brutal executioners.