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Description - The Culture of Food in England, 1200-1500 by C. M. Woolgar

In this revelatory work of social history, C. M. Woolgar shows that food in late-medieval England was far more complex, varied, and more culturally significant than we imagine today. Drawing on a vast range of sources, he charts how emerging technologies as well as an influx of new flavors and trends from abroad had an impact on eating habits across the social spectrum. From the pauper's bowl to elite tables, from early fad diets to the perceived moral superiority of certain foods, and from regional folk remedies to luxuries such as lampreys, Woolgar illuminates desire, necessity, daily rituals, and pleasure across four centuries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300181913
ISBN-10: 0300181914
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - C. M. Woolgar

C. M. Woolgar is professor of history and archival studies at the University of Southampton and editor of the Journal of Medieval History. He lives in Hampshire, UK.