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- DescriptionFood and attitudes toward it were transformed in Renaissance Europe. The period between 1300 and 1600 saw the discovery of the New World and the cultivation of new foodstuffs, as well as the efflorescence of culinary literature in European courts and eventually in the popular press, and most importantly the transformation of the ecomy on a global scale. Food became the object of rigorous investigation among physicians, theologians, agromists and even poets and artists. Concern with eating was, in fact, central to the cultural dynamism we w recognize as the Renaissance. A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance presents an overview of the period with essays on food production, food systems, food security, safety and crises, food and politics, eating out, professional cooking, kitchens and service work, family and domesticity, body and soul, representations of food, and developments in food production and consumption globally.
- Author BiographyKen Albala is Professor of History at the University of the Pacific, USA and author of many books, including Eating Right in the Renaissance; Food in Early Modern Europe; The Banquet: Dining in the Great Courts of Late Renaissance Europe; Beans: A History; and The Lost Art of Real Cooking. He is editor of Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia and coeditor of the journal, Food, Culture & Society.
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication19/11/2015
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleThe Cultural Histories Series
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic
- Weight512 g
- Width169 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byKen Albala
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