Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Food in Medieval England by C. M. Woolgar

Food 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.

Buy Food in Medieval England by C. M. Woolgar from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780199273492
ISBN-10: 0199273499
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 22mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Food in Medieval England by C. M. Woolgar

Book Reviews - Food in Medieval England by C. M. Woolgar

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Food in Medieval England book by C. M. Woolgar and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

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.

Books By C. M. Woolgar

Culture of Food in England, 1200-1500 by C. M. Woolgar
Hardback, March 2016
Food in Medieval England by C. M. Woolgar
Paperback, May 2009
Senses in Late Medieval England by C. M. Woolgar
Hardback, November 2006
Great Household in Late Medieval England by C. M. Woolgar
Hardback, April 1999