ISBN-10:
0226092585
ISBN-13:
2900226092583
Pub. Date:
11/28/1996
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Bread of Dreams: Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

Bread of Dreams: Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

by Piero Camporesi

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ISBN-13: 2900226092583
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/28/1996
Edition description: 1
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface by Roy Porter
Introduction
1. The 'Disease of Wretchedness'
2. Elusive Bread
3. Sacred and Profane Cannibalism
4. 'They Set Out into the World of the Vagabond'
5. 'They Rotted in Their Own Dung'
6. The World Turned Upside Down
7. 'Famine of Living' and 'Times of Suspicion'
8. Night-time
9. Ritual Battles and Popular Frenzies
10. Medicinia Pauperum
11. 'Tightness of Purse'
12. Collective Vertigo
13. Hyperbolic Dreams
14. Artificial Paradises
15. Poppyseed Bread
16. The 'Fickle and Verminuous Colony'
17. Putrid Worms and Vile Snails
18. A City of Mummies
19. The Triumph of Poverty
Notes
Index

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Bread of Dreams: Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Europe 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Libraryish2 on LibraryThing 30 days ago
This book could should point as a salutory lesson to the modern Western cult of conspicuous consumption. Camporesi's erudite study reminds us that the majority of the medieval population of Europe was often teetering on the edge of starvation and this made a huge impact on the art, culture, politics and literature of the era. The prose is often a little hard to follow, but this may be due to the translation from the original Italian.