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Paperback The Village of Cannibals: Rage and Murder in France, 1870 Book

ISBN: 0674939018

ISBN13: 9780674939011

The Village of Cannibals: Rage and Murder in France, 1870

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In August 1870, during a fair in the isolated French village of Hautefaye, a gruesome murder was committed in broad daylight that aroused the indignation of the entire country. A young nobleman, falsely accused of shouting republican slogans, was savagely tortured for hours by a mob of peasants who later burned him alive. Rumors of cannibalism stirred public fascination, and the details of the case were dramatically recounted in the popular press...

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