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"Des Cannibales" (livre premier, chapitre XXX)

On Cannibals

In chapter 30 of the first book, Montaigne questions what he and his fellow Frenchmen know in the light of contemporary accounts of cannibalism in the New World. The Gordon Collection includes the published travel narratives of Jean de Léry and André Thevet that both include firsthand accounts of the New World cannibalism that inspired Montaigne’s essay.

André Thevet chapter XL from Gordon 1558 .T54 Singularitez de la France Antarctique, autrement nommee Amerique, & de plusieurs terres & isles decouvertes de nostre temps: par F. Andr Thevet, natif d'Angoulesme.

Jean de Léry chapter XV from Gordon 1578 .L47 Histoire d'un voyage fait en la terre du Bresil, autrement dite Amerique....


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