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Bread of dreams : food and fantasy in early modern Europe

Author: Piero Camporesi
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1989.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Piero Camporesi
ISBN: 0226092577 9780226092577
OCLC Number: 19128831
Notes: Translation of: Il pane selvaggio.
Description: 212 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The 'disease of wretchedness' --
Elusive bread --
Sacred and profane cannibalism --
'They set out into the world of the vagabond' --
'They rotted in their own dung' --
The world turned upside down --
'Famine of living' and 'times of suspicion' --
Night-time --
Ritual battles and popular frenzies --
Medicinia pauperum --
'Tightness of purse' --
Collective vertigo --
Hyperbolic dreams --
Artificial paradises --
Poppyseed bread --
The 'fickle and verminuous colony' --
Putrid worms and vile snails --
A city of mummies --
The triumph of poverty.
Other Titles: Pane selvaggio.
Responsibility: Piero Camporesi ; translated by David Gentilcore.
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