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Extract from Food and Society in Classical Antiquity

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... Empire, often seen as a period of rising taxation and progressive land abandonment. For general surveys of the situation on the land in the Late Empire, see Whittaker and Garnsey (1998); Garnsey (1996a)....

Food and Drink in the Ancient World

Writing Food History : A Global Perspective

Berg, 2013

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... 1981. Approaches to Food in Ancient History Those who wish to understand food and drink in antiquity not with a specific question but in need of general approaches and orientation can best begin with Garnsey’s Food...

The History of Globalization and the Food Supply

Adrianne Bryant


Adrianne Bryant

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Leigh Bush


Richard Wilk

Richard Wilk is Provost’s Professor of Anthropology and Director of Food Studies at Indiana University. His recent books include Home Cooking in the Global Village (2006) and Fast Food/Slow Food (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Handbook of Food Research

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... of feeding and entertaining the people, hence the origin of the phrase “bread and circuses” ( Garnsey 1988; Lomas and Cornell 2003 ). While bulk grain was one part of long-distance food trade in classical antiquity,...