At the Table: Metaphorical and Material Cultures of Food in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

ISBN: 9782503523989
Author: Timothy J Tomasik; Juliann M Vitull
Page: 225
Binding: Hard cover
Publication date: 2007
Format: Book
Language: English

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This volume surveys recent studies of the metaphorical and material facets of food in medieval and early modern Europe. Ranging from literary, historical, and political analyses to archaeological and botanical ones, this collection explores food as a nexus of pre-modern European culture. Food and feasting are understood not simply as the consumption of material goods but also as the figurative and symbolic representations of culture, which Mauss has termed a 'total social fact'. To understand the myriad


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