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Food and the Rites of Passage: Proceedings of the Leeds Symposium on Food History 1999
     

Food and the Rites of Passage: Proceedings of the Leeds Symposium on Food History 1999

by Leeds Symposium (Compiler), Mason Laura, L. Mason (Editor)
 

This book is the eleventh volume in the series ‘Food and Society’ produced by the Leeds Symposium on Food History. Prospect produced last year’s proceedings, Feeding a City: York; this book is uniform with that. There are plentiful black and white illustrations throughout; the book is fully indexed and annotated. BAPTISM, MARRIAGE, CHILDBIRTH

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This book is the eleventh volume in the series ‘Food and Society’ produced by the Leeds Symposium on Food History. Prospect produced last year’s proceedings, Feeding a City: York; this book is uniform with that. There are plentiful black and white illustrations throughout; the book is fully indexed and annotated. BAPTISM, MARRIAGE, CHILDBIRTH, DEATH: these are the milestones of life, invariably marked by a feast or comforting rituals founded on food and drink. Some of these habits flourished, then died away – think of the cups of wine passed around the gossips gathered at a lying in; others have gone on to be industries in their own right – the wedding cake, which has slowly but surely evolved from the giant flat discs of bride cake illustrated in the sensational full-colour cover of a fête in Bermondsey by Hofnagel in the seventeenth century, to the many-tiered and icing-bedaubed monuments of today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903018170
Publisher:
Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Publication date:
10/07/2002
Series:
Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery Series
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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