Loading
Loading

Results

  • Middle East
Sort By:  1-10 of 55 (6 pages)
Results per page:
         

Zinc

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Search for publications

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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...

Extract from Book of Genesis

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Origins

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Pharaoh’s Dreams 41 When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing by the Nile, 2 when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat, and they grazed among the reeds. 3 After them, seven other cows,...

Camels

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Camels are familiar to most of the English-speaking world only as beasts of burden, as Arab mounts on the silver screen, or as curiosities in the zoo. Camel meat and milk almost never find their way to the local grocer’s shelves. In many...

Plants and Progress: Rethinking the Islamic Agricultural Revolution

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Classical and Postclassical Eras

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...I am grateful for Mr. Nick Maroulis who supported this work via my endowed professorship. I also thank the editor and anonymous reviewer for their insightful criticisms of this paper.In 1974, Andrew Watson published an influential article...