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Art, culture, and cuisine : ancient and medieval gastronomy

Author: Phyllis Pray Bober
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Art, Culture, and Cuisine, Phyllis Pray Bober examines cooking through the dual lens of archaeology and art history. Believing that the unity of a culture extends across all forms of expression, Bober seeks to understand the minds and hearts of those who practiced cookery or consumed it as reflected in the visual art of the time. Bober draws on archaeology and art history to examine prehistoric eating customs in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Ausgabe
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Pray Bober
ISBN: 0226062538 9780226062532
OCLC Number: 39756653
Description: xix, 442 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prehistory --
Ancient Egypt --
Mesopotamia --
The Hellenic experience --
Hellenistic transformations --
Ancient Rome --
Early Middle Ages --
Late Gothic international style.
Responsibility: Phyllis Pray Bober.
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In Art, Culture, and Cuisine, Phyllis Pray Bober examines cooking through the dual lens of archaeology and art history. Believing that the unity of a culture extends across all forms of expression, Bober seeks to understand the minds and hearts of those who practiced cookery or consumed it as reflected in the visual art of the time. Bober draws on archaeology and art history to examine prehistoric eating customs in ancient Turkey; traditions of the great civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome; and rituals of the Middle Ages. Both elegant and entertaining, Art, Culture, and Cuisine reveals cuisine and dining's place at the heart of cultural, religious, and social activities that have shaped Western sensibilities.

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