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Six thousand years of bread : its holy and unholy history

Author: Heinrich Eduard Jacob
Publisher: New York : Lyons & Burford, 1997.
Series: Cook's classic library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Yeast, water, flour, and heat. How could this simple mixture have been the cause of war and plague, celebration and victory, supernatural vision and more? In this remarkable and all-encompassing volume, H.E. Jacob takes us through six thousand dynamic years of bread's role in politics, religion, technology, and beyond. Who were the first bakers? Why were bakers distrusted during the Middle ages? How did bread cause  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heinrich Eduard Jacob
ISBN: 1558215751 9781558215757
OCLC Number: 36656361
Notes: Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran, and Co., 1944.
Description: xvi, 399 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The bread of prehistoric man --
The riddle of the ants --
The invention of the plow --
The rivalry of the grasses --
Bread in the ancient world --
Egypt: the discovery of baking --
Israel: in the sweat of thy face --
Greece: the passion of the seed corn --
Greece: the bread church of Eleusis --
Rome: bread in politics --
Rome: the bread God, Jesus Christ --
Bread in the Middle Ages --
New people on old soil --
Monks, demons, peasants --
The miller was an evil man --
And the baker starved us --
The centuries of hunger --
The man with the hoe --
The bleeding bread --
Le pain se lève--the peasant rebels. The fight over the Lord's supper --
Maize--the great wayfarer --
The day of the potato --
Between Squanto and Oliver Evans --
Bread in the nineteenth century --
Can science prevent a revolution? --
Bread: actor in the French Revolution --
Bread in Napoleon's defeat --
Lincoln: bread was greater than cotton --
McCormick: the machine that conquers the fields --
Liebig: earth was in need of a healer --
Challenge to Malthus --
America's empire of wheat --
Bread in out time --
How bread helped win World War I --
Russia's bread--1917 --
How botanists changed the map --
Farmer's salvation --
Demerter warns her people again. Bread, health, business, and the soul of man --
Hitler's ʺpacte de famine."
Series Title: Cook's classic library.
Responsibility: by H.E. Jacob.

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