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

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...“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...

Food Systems: Pepper, Herring, and Beer

A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Crossing Borders On April 4, 1561, Alessandro Magno, a young Venetian nobleman, climbed up onto the deck of the Crose as the ship readied to make the 1,550-mile sail to Alexandria. He found his miniscule cabin and carefully...

World Developments

Fabio Parasecoli

Fabio Parasecoli is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Food Studies at the New School in New York City. Among his publications are Food Culture in Italy and Bite Me: Food and Popular Culture (2008). 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

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...While Europe was entering the period of cultural and political transformations that eventually led to the explorations and the following formation of global empires, many areas of the Eurasian landmass were affected by the disintegration...

Did the Peasants Really Starve in Medieval England?

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...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...

Family and Domesticity

A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...During most of the 300-year period embraced by this volume, moralists, physicians, and other writers paid a great deal of attention to the project of promoting stable, successful families that would produce healthy children, maintain...

Eating Out

A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The period 1300 –1600 encompasses centuries usually taught in Britain and the United States as divided between late medieval and early modern history. The point of transition can be anything from the Black Death of 1348–1349 to the end...

Food in Painting

A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Images of food in paintings can provide evidence of what people ate or what they thought about food at a particular time. Food appears as a detail in religious or mythological works and genre scenes, and as the subject of still life...

Food Production

A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...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...

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....