Food in Medieval Times (Food through History)

3.66 avg rating
( 44 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780313321474: Food in Medieval Times (Food through History)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Students and other readers will learn about the common foodstuffs available, how and what they cooked, ate, and drank, what the regional cuisines were like, how the different classes entertained and celebrated, and what restrictions they followed for health and faith reasons. Fascinating information is provided, such as on imitation food, kitchen humor, and medical ideas. Many period recipes and quotations flesh out the narrative. The book draws on a variety of period sources, including as literature, account books, cookbooks, religious texts, archaeology, and art. Food was a status symbol then, and sumptuary laws defined what a person of a certain class could eat-the ingredients and preparation of a dish and how it was eaten depended on a person's status, and most information is available on the upper crust rather than the masses. Equalizing factors might have been religious strictures and such diseases as the bubonic plague, all of which are detailed here.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Fascinating information on available foodstuffs, their uses, and their cookery is contained in this engaging, readable book. Expressions and cultural traditions in use today that are lost in food history are brought to life here. The work is based on careful review of a number of original texts and sources, which include literature, account books, cookbooks, religious texts, archaeology, and art. The quotes from literature and examples from art, archaeology, and religion give life to the writing. This book is heartily recommended as informative, interesting reading. Highly recommended. All levels."-Choice

"[O]ffers excellent historical overviews and is a highly recommended addition to personal, academic, and community library Culinary History collections."-MBR Internet Bookwatch

"ÝO¨ffers excellent historical overviews and is a highly recommended addition to personal, academic, and community library Culinary History collections."-MBR Internet Bookwatch

?[O]ffers excellent historical overviews and is a highly recommended addition to personal, academic, and community library Culinary History collections.?-MBR Internet Bookwatch

?Fascinating information on available foodstuffs, their uses, and their cookery is contained in this engaging, readable book. Expressions and cultural traditions in use today that are lost in food history are brought to life here. The work is based on careful review of a number of original texts and sources, which include literature, account books, cookbooks, religious texts, archaeology, and art. The quotes from literature and examples from art, archaeology, and religion give life to the writing. This book is heartily recommended as informative, interesting reading. Highly recommended. All levels.?-Choice

About the Author:

MELITTA WEISS ADAMSON is Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Western Ontario.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780313361760: Food in Medieval Times (Food through History)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0313361762 ISBN 13:  9780313361760
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Adamson, Melitta Weiss
Published by ABC-CLIO (2004)
ISBN 10: 0313321477 ISBN 13: 9780313321474
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, 2004. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780313321474

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
47.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.01
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Melitta Weiss Adamson
Published by Greenwood Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0313321477 ISBN 13: 9780313321474
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwood Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. 9.50x6.25x1.00 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk0313321477

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
45.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Adamson, Melitta Weiss
Published by ABC-CLIO (2004)
ISBN 10: 0313321477 ISBN 13: 9780313321474
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, 2004. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780313321474

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
46.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Melitta Weiss Adamson
Published by ABC-CLIO, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0313321477 ISBN 13: 9780313321474
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, 2004. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Students and other readers will learn about the common foodstuffs available, how and what they cooked, ate, and drank, what the regional cuisines were like, how the different classes entertained and celebrated, and what restrictions they followed for health and faith reasons. Fascinating information is provided, such as on imitation food, kitchen humor, and medical ideas. Many period recipes and quotations flesh out the narrative. The book draws on a variety of period sources, including as literature, account books, cookbooks, religious texts, archaeology, and art. Food was a status symbol then, and sumptuary laws defined what a person of a certain class could eat-the ingredients and preparation of a dish and how it was eaten depended on a person s status, and most information is available on the upper crust rather than the masses. Equalizing factors might have been religious strictures and such diseases as the bubonic plague, all of which are detailed here. Seller Inventory # APC9780313321474

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
59.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Adamson, Melitta Weiss
Published by Greenwood Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0313321477 ISBN 13: 9780313321474
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwood Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780313321474_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
56.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Melitta Weiss Adamson
Published by ABC-CLIO, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0313321477 ISBN 13: 9780313321474
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, 2004. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Students and other readers will learn about the common foodstuffs available, how and what they cooked, ate, and drank, what the regional cuisines were like, how the different classes entertained and celebrated, and what restrictions they followed for health and faith reasons. Fascinating information is provided, such as on imitation food, kitchen humor, and medical ideas. Many period recipes and quotations flesh out the narrative. The book draws on a variety of period sources, including as literature, account books, cookbooks, religious texts, archaeology, and art. Food was a status symbol then, and sumptuary laws defined what a person of a certain class could eat-the ingredients and preparation of a dish and how it was eaten depended on a person s status, and most information is available on the upper crust rather than the masses. Equalizing factors might have been religious strictures and such diseases as the bubonic plague, all of which are detailed here. Seller Inventory # APC9780313321474

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
61.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Adamson, Melitta Weiss
Published by Greenwood (2018)
ISBN 10: 0313321477 ISBN 13: 9780313321474
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwood, 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0313321477

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
61.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Melitta Weiss Adamson
ISBN 10: 0313321477 ISBN 13: 9780313321474
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0313321477

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
65.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.74
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Melitta Weiss Adamson
Published by Greenwood (2004)
ISBN 10: 0313321477 ISBN 13: 9780313321474
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwood, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0313321477

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
67.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.01
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Melitta Weiss Adamson
Published by Greenwood Press
ISBN 10: 0313321477 ISBN 13: 9780313321474
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Greenwood Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 288 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 6.0in. x 1.1in.Students and other readers will learn about the common foodstuffs available, how and what they cooked, ate, and drank, what the regional cuisines were like, how the different classes entertained and celebrated, and what restrictions they followed for health and faith reasons. Fascinating information is provided, such as on imitation food, kitchen humor, and medical ideas. Many period recipes and quotations flesh out the narrative. The book draws on a variety of period sources, including as literature, account books, cookbooks, religious texts, archaeology, and art. Food was a status symbol then, and sumptuary laws defined what a person of a certain class could eatthe ingredients and preparation of a dish and how it was eaten depended on a persons status, and most information is available on the upper crust rather than the masses. Equalizing factors might have been religious strictures and such diseases as the bubonic plague, all of which are detailed here. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780313321474

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
71.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book