Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches

The Riddles of Culture


Marvin Harris


Hutchinson, London, 1975
Cows, Pigs, Wars and WitchesCows, Pigs, Wars and WitchesCows, Pigs, Wars and Witches

Printing Details

First UK edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 276pp.

One of America's leading anthropologists offers solutions to the perplexing question of why people behave the way they do. Why do Hindus worship cows? Why do Jews and Moslems refuse to eat pork? Why did so many people in post-medieval Europe believe in witches? Marvin Harris answers these and other perplexing questions about human behaviour, showing that no matter how bizarre a people's behaviour may seem, it always stems from identifiable and intelligible sources.


The book is in very good condition, the dustwrapper has some light chipping and edgewear but is otherwise very good. It has not been price-clipped and is now in a protective sleeve.



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