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The Culture of Food

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This book is about the history of food in Europe and the part it has played in the evolution of European cultures over two millennia. Food is the prerequisite both of survival and of culture. It has been a driving force in national and imperial ambition, the manner of its production and consumption a means by which the identity and status of regions, classes and individuals have been and still are expressed.

The European relationship to food has rarely been straightforward. In this wide-ranging exploration of its history the author weaves deftly between the social groups, geographical areas and nations of Europe, between the habits of late antiquity and the problems of modernity. He examines the interlinked evolutions of consumption, production and taste, to show both what these reveal of the varied cultures and peoples of Europe in the past and what they suggest about the present.

Synopsis:

This Book is about the culture and history of food in Europe and the part it has played in the evolution of the European cultures over two millennia.

About the Author

"Massimo Montanari has sliced through the evidence of anecdotes, novellas, dietary tracts and demographic surveys to show the close and often surprising connections between food as precarious necessity and food as symbol of power, culture and social ambition." Times Literary Supplement

Table of Contents

1. The Basis for a Common Language.

2. The Turning Point.

3. To Each His Own.

4. Europe and the World.

5. The Century of Hunger.

6. The Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631202837
Editor:
Le Goff, Jacques
Author:
Le Goff, Jacques
Author:
Montanari, Massimo
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Subject:
Social & Cultural History
Copyright:
Series:
Making of Europe
Publication Date:
October 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
9.06x6.02x.60 in. .76 lbs.

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Cooking and Food » General
Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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