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A brief history of cannibalism – Bill Schutt

A brief history of cannibalism – Bill Schutt

15th century Europeans believed they had hit upon a miracle cure: a remedy for epilepsy, hemorrhage, bruising, nausea, and virtually any other medical ailment. This brown powder could be mixed into drinks, made into salves or eaten straight up. It was known as mumia and made by grinding up mummified human flesh. The word “cannibal” …

The 17th Century Crisis: Crash Course European History

The 17th Century Crisis: Crash Course European History

Hi I’m John Green. This is Crash Course European History and today we’re going to look at what is sometimes called the “seventeenth century crisis.” Now I know what you’re thinking: This whole history business is just one crisis after another. And yes, dear viewer, it’s true. Humankind careens from disaster to disaster, but still …