Food and Society in Classical Antiquity / Edition 1

Food and Society in Classical Antiquity / Edition 1

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by Peter Garnsey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521645883

ISBN-13: 9780521645881

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a broad-based, comprehensive general study of food in antiquity. The book deals with food as food or nutrition, the discussion revolving around the concrete issues of food availability and the nutritional status of the population. It also treats the nonfood uses of food, focusing on the role of food in forming and marking the social hierarchy. Food defines

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This is a broad-based, comprehensive general study of food in antiquity. The book deals with food as food or nutrition, the discussion revolving around the concrete issues of food availability and the nutritional status of the population. It also treats the nonfood uses of food, focusing on the role of food in forming and marking the social hierarchy. Food defines the group, whether social, religious, philosophical or political.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521645881
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Key Themes in Ancient History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
175
Sales rank:
959,829
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction: food, substance and symbol; 1. Diet; 2. Food and the economy; 3. Food crisis; 4. Malnutrition; 5. Otherness; 6. Forbidden foods; 7. Food and the family; 8. Haves and havenots; 9. You are with whom you eat; Conclusion: choice and necessity; Bibliographical essay; Bibliography; Index.

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Food and Society in Classical Antiquity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Great Writing....!... Wonderful...! LOVE it...!