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Camporesi, Piero

Overview
Works: 74 works in 616 publications in 10 languages and 6,390 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Records and correspondence  Meditations  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: HC240.9.P6, 394.120945
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Publications about Piero Camporesi
Publications by Piero Camporesi
Publications by Piero Camporesi, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Piero Camporesi
Bread of dreams : food and fantasy in early modern Europe by Piero Camporesi( Book )
77 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 997 libraries worldwide
The incorruptible flesh : bodily mutation and mortification in religion and folklore by Piero Camporesi( Book )
39 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 649 libraries worldwide
Exotic brew : the art of living in the age of enlightenment by Piero Camporesi( Book )
39 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 510 libraries worldwide
He describes how the upper classes were anxious to leave behind the heritage of the 'dark' age, and to elaborate a nimbler, more refined life-style. With this new lifestyle came a lighter, more functional diet, free of the rich meats, strong spices, and pungent and unsociable aromas (cheese, onion, garlic) which characterized the old cuisine. The new cuisine that emerged was intended to be as pleasing to the eye as to the palate: it suited sensitive dispositions, the meagre appetites of noblewomen, and was perfectly in tune with the new preference for close-fitting clothes and slimness of figure. Camporesi places these changes in taste and cuisine in their socio-cultural context, including the increasing importance of French cultural models in the world of food and drink, and describes the growing interest taken in the world outside Europe, especially China and the Americas, where most of the exotic additions to the European diet originated
The fear of hell : images of damnation and salvation in early modern Europe by Piero Camporesi( Book )
20 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
The land of hunger by Piero Camporesi( Book )
43 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Il libro è un'analisi di alcuni grandi miti folklorici (il carnevale, la cuccagna, il sabba) nei loro rapporti con le pratiche culinarie, e al tempo stesso una ricerca sulla dimensione alimentare e corporale delle cosmogonie popolari nella loro interazione con la letteratura aristocratica. Attraverso lo spettro della fame e le delizie della cucina, tra giganti e uomini-gallina, ciarlatani e mendicanti, vengono così esplorate le varie forme della scrittura, dal teatro di piazza alla poesia di corte. Passando dal Medioevo al Rinascimento, comprendiamo come la vitalità della cultura "bassa" abbia agito sulle arti più nobili
The anatomy of the senses : natural symbols in medieval and early modern Italy by Piero Camporesi( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 376 libraries worldwide
Drawing on a large body of literature, Camporesi builds up a remarkable picture of the everyday beliefs and practices of medieval and early modern Italy. He examines the symbolism relating to food and the overtones of vampirism which have haunted the Christian sacraments. He discusses the eating habits of monks and hermits which were held up as a religious model for the community. He offers a striking analysis of medieval views of the body, and of humanity situated at the centre of the symbolic universe. Moving from the anatomical table to the kitchen table, he shows the similarities between the anatomist and the cook, both of whom worked with dead flesh, with corpses which had to be cut up, greased, severed, skinned, diced and gutted. Vivid in detail and engagingly written, The Anatomy of the Senses will be welcomed by students and researchers in social and cultural history, as well as anyone interested in the history of the body, food and popular beliefs
The magic harvest : food, folklore, and society by Piero Camporesi( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
The Magic Harvest offers a wide-ranging account of the history of popular beliefs about food in Europe. Focusing on Italy, the text examines the social symbolism of food, and its associated rituals
Juice of life : the symbolic and magic significance of blood by Piero Camporesi( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, bodily fluids or "humors"--Whether blood, semen, or phlegm - obsessed the educated and ignorant alike. These "elixirs" were believed to possess magical powers guaranteeing long life, sexual potency, intellectual insight (particularly in women), and even holiness. Piero Camporesi, a specialist in popular culture from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, tells this fascinating story with an abundance of examples, still of great relevance to those of us who drink "cordials" for revitalizing the heart, take potions for sexual vigor, and believe that a ruddy complexion is a sign of health. This is also a proto-feminist story, for women's purified body, with its menstrual discharge, endows her with greater intelligence - a paradoxical but revolutionary conclusion in an era of misogyny
La maschera di Bertoldo : G.C. Croce e la letteratura carnevalesca by Piero Camporesi( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 208 libraries worldwide
L'enfer et le fantasme de l'hostie : une théologie baroque by Piero Camporesi( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 157 libraries worldwide
I balsami di Venere by Piero Camporesi( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 146 libraries worldwide
"Nella vecchia Europa, sapienza dietetica e tecniche erotiche congiuravano per spezzare la monotonia del tempo quotidiano, per eludere l'amministrazione burocratica della vita e la mortificante routine del corpo. Questo libro fa riaffiorare dal passato una densa, singolare tradizione, oggi precipitata in una marea di immagini e in un fiume di parole: quella dei "balsami di Venere," vigorose, stimolanti miscele cui era affidato il compito di risvegliare i desideri e di incrementare gli appetiti della carne. Ma cosa resta di questo sapere? L'erotismo di massa, si chiede l'autore, condanna tutti al ruolo di stanchi e passivi voyeurs?"--Jacket
Il libro dei vagabondi. Lo Speculum cerretanorum di Teseo Pini, Il vagabondo di Rafaele Frianoro e altri testi di furfanteria by Piero Camporesi( Book )
31 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Les Belles contrées : naissance du paysage italien by Piero Camporesi( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in Italian and French and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Il sugo della vita : simbolismo e magia del sangue by Piero Camporesi( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Italian and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Le sottilissime astuzie di Bertoldo ; Le piacevoli e ridicolose simplicità di Bertoldino col Dialogus Salomonis et Marcolphi e il suo primo volgarizzamento a stampa by Giulio Cesare Croce( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Lettere by Ludovico di Breme( Book )
14 editions published in 1966 in Italian and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Le officine dei sensi by Piero Camporesi( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in Italian and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Le astuzie di Bertoldo e le semplicità di Bertoldino : seguite dai Dialoghi salomonici by Giulio Cesare Croce( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in Italian and English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Le vie del latte : dalla Padania alla steppa by Piero Camporesi( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Italian and French and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Alimentazione folclore società by Piero Camporesi( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in Italian and held by 72 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Piero Camporesi filologo, storico e antropologo italiano
Piero Camporesi Italiaans filoloog (1926-)
カンポレージ, P
カンポレージ, ピエーロ
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