- Author : Paul Freedman
- Publsiher : Univ of California Press
- Release : 31 October 2014
- ISBN : 9780520277458
- Page : 424 pages
- Rating : 4/5 from 21 voters
Download or read book entitled Food in Time and Place written by Paul Freedman and published by Univ of California Press online. This book was released on 31 October 2014 with total pages 424. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Get best books that you want by click Get Book Button and Read as many books as you like.
Book Excerpt : Food and cuisine are important subjects for historians across many areas of study. Food, after all, is one of the most basic human needs and a foundational part of social and cultural histories. Such topics as famines, food supply, nutrition, and public health are addressed by historians specializing in every era and every nation. Food in Time and Place delivers an unprecedented review of the state of historical research on food, endorsed by the American Historical Association, providing readers with a geographically, chronologically, and topically broad understanding of food culturesÑfrom ancient Mediterranean and medieval societies to France and its domination of haute cuisine. Teachers, students, and scholars in food history will appreciate coverage of different thematic concerns, such as transfers of crops, conquest, colonization, immigration, and modern forms of globalization.