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Camporesi, Piero

Overview
Works: 102 works in 713 publications in 10 languages and 6,900 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Cookbooks  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Meditations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: HC240.9.P6, 394.120945
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Most widely held works by Piero Camporesi
Bread of dreams : food and fantasy in early modern Europe by Piero Camporesi( Book )

86 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exotic brew : the art of living in the age of enlightenment by Piero Camporesi( Book )

46 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He describes how the upper classes were anxious to leave behind the heritage of the 'dark' age, and to elaborate a nimbler, more refined life-style. With this new lifestyle came a lighter, more functional diet, free of the rich meats, strong spices, and pungent and unsociable aromas (cheese, onion, garlic) which characterized the old cuisine. The new cuisine that emerged was intended to be as pleasing to the eye as to the palate: it suited sensitive dispositions, the meagre appetites of noblewomen, and was perfectly in tune with the new preference for close-fitting clothes and slimness of figure. Camporesi places these changes in taste and cuisine in their socio-cultural context, including the increasing importance of French cultural models in the world of food and drink, and describes the growing interest taken in the world outside Europe, especially China and the Americas, where most of the exotic additions to the European diet originated
The fear of hell : images of damnation and salvation in early modern Europe by Piero Camporesi( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of the senses : natural symbols in medieval and early modern Italy by Piero Camporesi( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on a large body of literature, Camporesi builds up a remarkable picture of the everyday beliefs and practices of medieval and early modern Italy. He examines the symbolism relating to food and the overtones of vampirism which have haunted the Christian sacraments. He discusses the eating habits of monks and hermits which were held up as a religious model for the community. He offers a striking analysis of medieval views of the body, and of humanity situated at the centre of the symbolic universe. Moving from the anatomical table to the kitchen table, he shows the similarities between the anatomist and the cook, both of whom worked with dead flesh, with corpses which had to be cut up, greased, severed, skinned, diced and gutted. Vivid in detail and engagingly written, The Anatomy of the Senses will be welcomed by students and researchers in social and cultural history, as well as anyone interested in the history of the body, food and popular beliefs
The land of hunger by Piero Camporesi( Book )

45 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this highly original book, Camporesi explores the two worlds of feast and famine in early modern Europe." "Camporesi brings together a mosaic of images from Italian folklore: phantasmagoric processions of giants, pigs, vagabonds, down-trodden rogues, charlatans and beggars in rags. He reconstructs a world inhabited by the strange forces of peasant culture, and describes the various rituals - carnivals, festivities, competitions and funerals - in which food played a central role." "Camporesi's description alternates between the lives of the 'haves' and the 'have-nots'. He moves from the starving underworld of 'criminalized poverty', where people were forced to develop the art of living at the expense of others simply in order to survive, to the gastronomic culture of the well-fed, with their excessive eating habits, oily foods and colourful table manners."--BOOK JACKET
The incorruptible flesh : bodily mutation and mortification in religion and folklore by Piero Camporesi( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic harvest : food, folklore, and society by Piero Camporesi( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Magic Harvest offers a wide-ranging account of the history of popular beliefs about food in Europe. Focusing on Italy, the text examines the social symbolism of food, and its associated rituals
Juice of life : the symbolic and magic significance of blood by Piero Camporesi( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, bodily fluids or "humors"--Whether blood, semen, or phlegm - obsessed the educated and ignorant alike. These "elixirs" were believed to possess magical powers guaranteeing long life, sexual potency, intellectual insight (particularly in women), and even holiness. Piero Camporesi, a specialist in popular culture from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, tells this fascinating story with an abundance of examples, still of great relevance to those of us who drink "cordials" for revitalizing the heart, take potions for sexual vigor, and believe that a ruddy complexion is a sign of health. This is also a proto-feminist story, for women's purified body, with its menstrual discharge, endows her with greater intelligence - a paradoxical but revolutionary conclusion in an era of misogyny
I balsami di Venere by Piero Camporesi( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nella vecchia Europa, sapienza dietetica e tecniche erotiche congiuravano per spezzare la monotonia del tempo quotidiano, per eludere l'amministrazione burocratica della vita e la mortificante routine del corpo. Questo libro fa riaffiorare dal passato una densa, singolare tradizione, oggi precipitata in una marea di immagini e in un fiume di parole: quella dei "balsami di Venere," vigorose, stimolanti miscele cui era affidato il compito di risvegliare i desideri e di incrementare gli appetiti della carne. Ma cosa resta di questo sapere? L'erotismo di massa, si chiede l'autore, condanna tutti al ruolo di stanchi e passivi voyeurs?"--Jacket
La terre et la lune : alimentation, folklore, société by Piero Camporesi( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le belle contrade : nascita del paesaggio italiano by Piero Camporesi( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in Italian and French and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La carne impassibile by Piero Camporesi( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La maschera di Bertoldo : G.C. Croce e la letteratura carnevalesca by Piero Camporesi( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le sottilissime astuzie di Bertoldo ; Le piacevoli e ridicolose simplicità di Bertoldino col Dialogus Salomonis et Marcolphi e il suo primo volgarizzamento a stampa by Giulio Cesare Croce( Book )

17 editions published in 1978 in 4 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La casa dell'eternità : [un viaggio appassionante nell'Europa cristana tra le rappresentazioni dell'inferno e i prodigi dell'ostia] by Piero Camporesi( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettere by Ludovico di Breme( Book )

13 editions published in 1966 in Italian and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il libro dei vagabondi . Lo Speculum cerretanorum di Teseo Pini, Il vagabondo di Rafaele Frianoro e altri testi di furfanteria. A cura di Piero Camporesi by Piero Camporesi( Book )

29 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well by Pellegrino Artusi( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in Italian and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1891, Pelegrino Artusi's La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangiar bene has come to be recognized as the most significant Italian cookbook of modern times. It was reprinted thirteen times and had sold more than 52,000 copies in the years before Artusi's death in 1910, with the number of recipes growing from 475 to 790. And while this figure has not changed, the book has consistently remained in print." "Although Artusi was himself of the upper classes and it was doubtful he had ever touched a kitchen utensil of lit a fire under a pot, he wrote the book not for professional chefs, as was the nineteenth-century custom, but for middle-class family cooks: housewives and their domestic helpers. His tone is that of a friendly advisor - humorous and nonchalant. He indulges in witty anecdotes about many of the recipes, describing his experiences and the historical relevance of particular dishes." "This English edition features a delightful introduction by Luigi Ballerini that traces the fascinating history of the book and explains its importance in the context of Italian history and politics. The illustrations are by the noted Italian artist Giuliano Della Casa."--Jacket
Le vie del latte : dalla Padania alla steppa by Piero Camporesi( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Italian and French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le astuzie di Bertoldo e le semplicità di Bertoldino : seguite dai Dialoghi salomonici by Giulio Cesare Croce( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in Italian and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The fear of hell : images of damnation and salvation in early modern Europe
Alternative Names
Piero Camporesi filologo, storico e antropologo italiano

Piero Camporesi historiador italià

Piero Camporesi historiador italiano

Piero Camporesi historien italien

Piero Camporesi istoric italian

Piero Camporesi Itaalia ajaloolane

Piero Camporesi Italiaans filoloog (1926-)

カンポレージ, P

カンポレージ, ピエーロ

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Exotic brew : the art of living in the age of enlightenmentThe fear of hell : images of damnation and salvation in early modern EuropeThe anatomy of the senses : natural symbols in medieval and early modern ItalyThe land of hungerThe incorruptible flesh : bodily mutation and mortification in religion and folkloreThe magic harvest : food, folklore, and society