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Extracts from Merchant Culture in Fourteenth Century Venice: The Zibaldone da Canal

Jeffrey M. Pilcher

Jeffrey M. Pilcher is Professor of History at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of books on food in Mexican and world history, including the prize-winning Que vivan los tamales! Food and the Making of Mexican History, The Sausage Rebellion: Public Health, Private Enterprise and Meat in Mexico City and Food in World History. He is also editor of the Oxford Handbook of the History of Food. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food History: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 2 : Classical and Postclassical Eras

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Alexandria Now know that the thousandweight of oil by the measure of Venice becomes 4 1/4 cantars net by the weight of Alexandria. Pegolotti, 74, says that a Venetian thousandweight of oil equaled 5 2/3 cantars, net....

Old People, Alcohol and Identity in Europe, 1300–1700

Food, Drink and Identity : Cooking, Eating and Drinking in Europe Since the Middle Ages

Berg, 2001

Book chapter

...The depiction of January in the fifteenth-century calendar of Les Belles Heures de Jean Due de Berry shows a young man and an old man sitting back to back. The young man, representing the new year, drinks wine from a cup. The old man...

Introduction

Ken Albala

Ken Albala is Professor of History at the University of the Pacific and chair of the Food Studies MA program in San Francisco. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The time frame covered by this volume should accurately be described as two distinct, though connected, periods in the history of food and gastronomy. First, the late Middle Ages stretched from 1300 to the end of the fifteenth century....

Food, Politics and Pilgrimage in South India, 1350–1650 a.d.

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 2 : Classical and Postclassical Eras

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...“Food is indeed the source of this whole world, and time [the source] of food; the Sun is the source of time.” [Maitrī Upanisad (VI, 14–16) Cited in Introduction In India, feeding the gods is a special route by which...

Did the Peasants Really Starve in Medieval England?

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 2 : Classical and Postclassical Eras

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...My title is taken from a chapter heading from The World We Have Lost. In that distinguished book on historical demography and social structures in early modern England, Peter Laslett was anxious to enquire if the English had suffered...

Food Production

A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...While food production in late medieval and early modern Europe Any attempt to cover such a vast subject in a short chapter will inevitably lead to generalizations that cannot fully cope with the richness and variety of models...

Food Security, Safety, and Crises

A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Late medieval Europe was essentially a rural society, with the majority of the population living and working on land, either as free or unfree peasants and landholders. At the same time, European society underwent a significant process...