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Zinc

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...In 1869, J. Raulin showed for the first time that zinc is a growth factor for Aspergilus niger. Then, in 1926, it was discovered that zinc is essential for higher plants (Sommer and Lipman 1926). The importance of zinc in the growth...

Vegetarianism, Heresy, and Asceticism in Late Ancient Christianity

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...An analysis of early Christian discourse on vegetarianism will challenge even the most patient reader. This is not because the sources are lacking, the discussions tedious, or the topic marginal. On the contrary, the sources are numerous...

Barley

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...That people do not live “by bread alone” is emphatically demonstrated by the domestication of a range of foodstuffs and the cultural diversity of food combinations and preparations. But even though many...

Food and Diet in the Priestly Material of the Pentateuch

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...When a biblical scholar such as myself is asked to contribute to a discussion of vegetarianism, it is not surprising that the instinct is to turn to the so-called priestly material in the Pentateuch. It will become clear that I...

It is Ritual, isn’t it? Mortuary and Feasting Practices at Domuztepe

Commensality : From Everyday Food to Feast

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction Archaeologists tend to categorize ritual and domestic activities as separate, discrete, even opposing spheres even though it is widely acknowledged that such a total separation...

Wheat

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Wheat, a grass that today feeds 35 percent of the earth’s population, appeared as a crop among the world’s first farmers 10,000 years ago. It increased in importance from its initial role as a major food for Mediterranean peoples in the Old...

“Women have a gift for cooking”: Israeli male teachers’ view of domestic cookery

Food, Masculinities, and Home: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction This chapter explores why Israeli males who have opted for teaching as their second career and are married to careerist women who provide the bulk of the household income do not embrace home cooking in a traditionally...

From field to table – the medieval monastic experience

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

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...Food Growing Early monasticism, both solitary and communal, went handin-hand with growing food. Pachomius’ Rule mentions both an orchard for cultivating fruit and palm trees, and a vegetable garden. In the Sayings of the Fathers...

Mesopotamia: The Pursuit of Abundance

Kaori O’Connor

Kaori O’Connor is an anthropologist at University College London (UCL), UK. Holding degrees in anthropology from Reed College, Oxford University and UCL, she has written widely on the anthropology of food, won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for Food History in 2009 and is a frequent media commentator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Never-Ending Feast : The Anthropology and Archaeology of Feasting

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...From the beginning, the Mesopotamians had a very clear idea of themselves, as their origin myths and literature show (Cohen 2007: 417; Black 2002). While savages went naked or wrapped themselves in animal skins, lived in the wilderness, ate...

The Assyrians and Achaemenid Persians: Empires of Feasting

Kaori O’Connor

Kaori O’Connor is an anthropologist at University College London (UCL), UK. Holding degrees in anthropology from Reed College, Oxford University and UCL, she has written widely on the anthropology of food, won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for Food History in 2009 and is a frequent media commentator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Never-Ending Feast : The Anthropology and Archaeology of Feasting

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...I dug out a canal from the Upper Zab, cutting through a mountain at its peak … I irrigated the meadows of the Tigris and planted orchards with all kinds of fruit trees in its environs. I pressed wine and offered first fruit offerings...