Ancient Wine: The Search for the Origins of Viniculture

Ancient Wine: The Search for the Origins of Viniculture

by Patrick E. McGovern
     
 

'As medicine, social lubricant, mind-altering substance, and highly valued commodity, wine became the focus of religious cults, pharmacopoeias, cuisines, economies, and society.See more details below

Overview

'As medicine, social lubricant, mind-altering substance, and highly valued commodity, wine became the focus of religious cults, pharmacopoeias, cuisines, economies, and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691127842
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/02/2007
Edition description:
With a New foreword by Robert G. Mondavi
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1Stone Age Wine1
2The Noah Hypothesis16
3The Archaeological and Chemical Hunt for the Earliest Wine40
4Neolithic Wine!64
5Wine of the Earliest Pharaohs85
6Wine of Egypt's Golden Age107
7Wine of the World's First Cities148
8Wine and the Great Empires of the Ancient Near East167
9The Holy Land's Bounty210
10Lands of Dionysos: Greece and Western Anatolia239
11A Beverage for King Midas and at the Limits of the Civilized World279
12Molecular Archaeology, Wine, and a View to the Future299
Selected Bibliography317
Illustration Credits and Object Dimensions329
Index335

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