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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...

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 foods have been brought under human...

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...

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...

“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

Book chapter

...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...

Brothers in Faith: Islamic Food Activism in Egypt

Food Activism : Agency, Democracy and Economy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Food, Faith, and Activism The Society of the Muslim Brotherhood is the oldest and largest Islamist movement in Egypt. It was established in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, a primary school teacher. From the start Hassan al-Banna demanded...

Procrustean Boxes: Architecture and Slaughter

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Architecture acts as a container that either deforms or conforms to its contents or program, those many activities a building facilitates and encloses. As enclosing boxes, buildings maintain the potential to register a comfortable...