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In Art, Culture, and Cuisine, Phyllis Pray Bober examines cooking through an assortment of recipes as well as the dual lens of archaeology and art history. Believing that the unity of a culture extends across all forms of expression, Bober seeks to understand the minds and hearts of those who practiced cookery or consumed it as reflected in the visual art of the time.

Bober draws on archaeology and art history to examine prehistoric eating customs in ancient Turkey; traditions of the great civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome; and rituals of the Middle Ages. Both elegant and entertaining, Art, Culture, and Cuisine reveals cuisine and dining's place at the heart of cultural, religious, and social activities that have shaped Western sensibilities.

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Viewing cuisine through the dual lens of archaeology and art history, Phyllis Pray Bober uses Art, Culture, and Cuisine to take us on an elegant and entertaining tour through the early history of food and eating-from prehistoric dining habits through four great civilizations to the "Late Gothic International" period. Complete with menus and recipes for prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Gothic repasts, Art, Culture, and Cuisine reveals cuisine and dining's place at the heart of the cultural, religious, and social activities that have shaped Western sensibilities.

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List of illustrationsPrefaceIntroduction1. Prehistory2. Ancient Egypt3. Mesopotamia4. The Hellenic Experience5. Hellenistic Transformations6. Ancient Rome7. Early Middle Ages8. Late Gothic International StyleAppendix: Menus and RecipesNotesBibliographyIndex

About the Author

Phyllis Pray Bober is the Leslie Clark Professor Emerita in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College and coauthor of Renaissance Artists and Antique Sculpture.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations

Preface

Introduction

1. Prehistory

2. Ancient Egypt

3. Mesopotamia

4. The Hellenic Experience

5. Hellenistic Transformations

6. Ancient Rome

7. Early Middle Ages

8. Late Gothic International Style

Appendix: Menus and Recipes

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226062549
Author:
Bober, Phyllis Pray
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Dinners and dining
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Food -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Food -- History.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
140 halftones
Pages:
462
Dimensions:
9.38 x 6.63 in

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Viewing cuisine through the dual lens of archaeology and art history, Phyllis Pray Bober uses Art, Culture, and Cuisine to take us on an elegant and entertaining tour through the early history of food and eating-from prehistoric dining habits through four great civilizations to the "Late Gothic International" period. Complete with menus and recipes for prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Gothic repasts, Art, Culture, and Cuisine reveals cuisine and dining's place at the heart of the cultural, religious, and social activities that have shaped Western sensibilities.
"Synopsis" by , List of illustrationsPrefaceIntroduction1. Prehistory2. Ancient Egypt3. Mesopotamia4. The Hellenic Experience5. Hellenistic Transformations6. Ancient Rome7. Early Middle Ages8. Late Gothic International StyleAppendix: Menus and RecipesNotesBibliographyIndex
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