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The land of hunger

Author: Piero Camporesi
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press ; Cambridge, MA, USA : Blackwell Publishers, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this highly original book, Camporesi explores the two worlds of feast and famine in early modern Europe. The Land of Hunger is a graphic and engaging journey into the folk culture of early modern  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piero Camporesi
ISBN: 0745608884 9780745608884
OCLC Number: 33209429
Description: 223 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: From Giant to Beggar: the Colossus and the Man of Naught. 1. The Devil's Carnival. 2. Charlatans, Cheats and Malingerers. 3. The Science of the Belly: Decline and Death of the Myth of Cockaigne. 4. The Land of Hunger. 5. The Witches' Carnival. 6. A Blemished World. Notes. Index
Other Titles: Paese della fame.
Responsibility: Piero Camporesi ; translated by Tania Croft-Murray with the assistance of Claire Foley ; Italian dialect and Latin text translated by Shayne Mitchell.

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"Ranging across anthropology, folklore, popular religion, medicine and history, and crafted with unusual dramatic skill, Camporesia s books open to our gaze a pre--industrial underclass of Read more...

 
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