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The archaeology and politics of food and feasting in early states and empires

Author: Tamara L Bray
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Food and feasting are increasingly recognized as having played a prominent role in the emergence of social hierarchies and the negotiation of power. Given the culinary nature of feasts, the archaeological visibility of such events is increased by the use of containers for both food preparation and consumption. The papers in this volume examine the commensal politics of early states and empires and offer a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Archaeology and politics of food and feasting in early states and empires.
New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum, ©2003
(DLC) 2003050645
(OCoLC)52165853
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara L Bray
ISBN: 0306482460 9780306482465 9786610865789 6610865787
OCLC Number: 53964865
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 292 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The Commensal Politics of Early States and Empires / Tamara L. Bray --
Feasts, Funerals, and Fast Food in Early Mesopotamian States / Susan Pollock --
Pharaohs, Feasts, and Foreigners: Cooking, Foodways, and Agency on Ancient Egypt's Southern Frontier / Stuart Tyson Smith --
Feasting the Ancestors in Early China / Sarah Milledge Nelson --
To Dine Splendidly: Imperial Pottery, Commensal Politics, and the Inca State / Tamara L. Bray --
From Stew-Eaters to Maize-Drinkers: The Chicha economy and the Tiwanaku Expansion / Paul S. Goldstein --
Pots, Politics, and Power: Huari Ceramic Assemblages and Imperial Administration / Anita G. Cook and Mary Glowacki --
Feasting at Home: Community and House Solidarity among the Maya of Southeastern Mesoamerica / Julia A. Hendon --
Aztec Feasts, Rituals, and Markets: Political Uses of Ceramic Vessels in a Commercial Economy / Michael E. Smith, Jennifer B. Wharton, and Jan Marie Olson --
Clearing the Table: Some Concluding Reflections on Commensal Politics and Imperial States / Michael Dietler --
Feasting and the Practice of Stately Manners / Joan M. Gero.
Responsibility: edited by Tamara L. Bray.

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This volume examines the commensal politics of early states and empires and offers a comparative perspective on how food and feasting have figured in the political calculus of archaic states in both  Read more...

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