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Very uncommon due to religious reasons One thing that is definitely clear from the Bible is the fact that cannibalism was regarded with disdain. In fact, as explained in this article, it was more then that : God would punish extremely wicked people with cannibalism. One example of this is Leviticus 26:28-29 28 then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, ...


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There have been a number of societies which normally - and not just in case of famine and starvation - practiced cannibalism for food, and others which practiced ritual forms of cannibalism. But probably not nearly as many as is popularly imagined. I am not certain that Christian Europeans needed to accuse the societies they encountered elsewhere of ...


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Not that common. Very curiously, we do not see husband and wife, necessarily, in these pictures. Talhoffer only writes of man ("er") and woman ("frow"). (More illustrations, with original transcription and with modern German translation.) While it may seem 'obvious' that this would perhaps also apply to 'marital affairs' this is only ...


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Q I couldn't find the source for this supposed anonymous chronicle. It is in one manuscript of the the so called 'continuation of Detmar's Lübeck chronicle'. Originally a single manuscript, now in Hamburg State Library (Ms Ham Cod Hist 33). Printed source editions — as long as they are young enough to include this late find — are reliable transcriptions of ...


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The first source below confirms: that given numbers in the past may be unreliable quotes the Lübeck Chronicle with similar numbers As tremendous as the battle and the decision of Tannenberg was, and as much as was recorded at that time, it has only been passed down with great uncertainty. The sequel to Detmar's Lübeck Chronicle puts the Polish-Lithuanian ...


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As far as the masks go, it does appear that there was a cultural fashion among the steppe nomads of that time to use face masks with facial features on their helmets. Also the only two we have from that period with that kind of stylized mustaches do appear to most likely be Cuman. These are the helmet finds in Lipovets and Kovali, both from 12-13th century ...


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