Food in Medieval England
Diet and Nutrition
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Food in Medieval England by C. M. Woolgar
Book DescriptionFood and diet are central to understanding daily life in the middle ages. In the last two decades, the potential for the study of diet in medieval England has changed markedly: historians have addressed sources in new ways; material from a wide range of sites has been processed by zooarchaeologists and archaeobotanists; and scientific techniques, newly applied to the medieval period, are opening up possibilities for understanding the cumulative effects of diet on the skeleton. In a multi-disciplinary approach to the subject, this volume, written by leading experts in different fields, unites analysis of the historical, archaeological, and scientific record to provide an up-to-date synthesis. The volume covers the whole of the middle ages from the early Saxon period up to c.1540, and while the focus is on England wider European developments are not ignored. The first aim of the book is to establish how much more is now known about patterns of diet, nutrition, and the use of food in display and social competition; its second is to promote interchange between the methodological approaches of historians and archaeologists. The text brings together much original research, marrying historical and archaeological approaches with analysis from a range of archaeological disciplines, including archaeobotany, archaeozoology, osteoarchaeology, and isotopic studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199273492
(254mm x 178mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author C. M. Woolgar
Food in Medieval England, Paperback (May 2009)
Food in Medieval England draws on the latest research to present the most up-to-date picture of English diet from the early Saxon period up to c.1540. It examines a wide range of sources, from the historical records of medieval farms, abbeys, and households, to animal bones, human remains, and plants from archaeological sites.
Great Household in Late Medieval England, Hardback (April 1999)» View all books by C. M. Woolgar
An investigation of life in the great household of late mediaeval England. Based on household accounts and related primary documents, it looks at the daily routines, weekly and annual patterns, and the life-cycle observances of birth, childhood, marriage, death and burial.
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Author Biography - C. M. Woolgar
C.M. Woolgar is Reader and Head of Speical Collections at the University of Southampton Library. D. Serjeantson is Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Southampton. T. Waldron is Consultant Physician at St. Mary's Hospital, London, and Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London.
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