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The archaeology and politics of food and feasting in early states and empires

Author: Tamara L Bray
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the commensal politics of early states and empires and offers a comparative perspective on how food and feasting have figured in the political calculus of archaic states in both the Old and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara L Bray
ISBN: 0306477300 9780306477300 0306477718 9780306477713
OCLC Number: 52165853
Description: viii, 292 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Commensal Politics of Early States and Empires / Tamara L. Bray --
Feasts, Funerals, and Fast Food in Early Mesopotamian States / Susan Pollock --
Pharaohs, Feasts, and Foreigners : Cooking, Foodways, and Agency on Ancient Egypt's Southern Frontier / Stuart Tyson Smith --
Feasting the Ancestors in Early China / Sarah Milledge Nelson --
To Dine Splendidly : Imperial Pottery, Commensal Politics, and the Inca State / Tamara L. Bray --
From Stew-Eaters to Maize-Drinkers : The Chicha economy and the Tiwanaku Expansion / Paul S. Goldstein --
Pots, Politics, and Power : Huari Ceramic Assemblages and Imperial Administration / Anita G. Cook and Mary Glowacki --
Feasting at Home : Community and House Solidarity among the Maya of Southeastern Mesoamerica / Julia A. Hendon --
Aztec Feasts, Rituals, and Markets : Political Uses of Ceramic Vessels in a Commercial Economy / Michael E. Smith, Jennifer B. Wharton, and Jan Marie Olson --
Clearing the Table : Some Concluding Reflections on Commensal Politics and Imperial States / Michael Dietler --
Feasting and the Practice of Stately Manners / Joan M. Gero.
Responsibility: edited by Tamara L. Bray.
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