Book Review: The Village of Cannibals, Rage and Murder in France
Corbin, Alain. The Village of Cannibals: Rage and Murder in France, 1870. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1992.
Historian Alain Corbin explores the political and social significance of the killing of a young French nobleman in the remote village of Hautefaye in France. Corbin’s chronicle describes the gruesome event that happened in broad daylight involving the villagers accusing the young nobleman of shouting republican slogans that angered the villagers. What followed in the trail of events is the sparked indignation of the entire country. Rumors of cannibalism have circulated in the country and the author’s fascination of ...