Consuming Passions: Dining from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

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Maureen Carroll, Dawn M. Hadley, Hugh B. Willmott
Tempus, 2005 - Cooking - 188 pages
This multidisciplinary book explores the social practice of dining over 2000 years, examining the archaeological, documentary, material culture, and art historical evidence for the consumption of food and drink in various historical, social, and cultural contexts. The authors look at the locations for dining and the concomitant decoration, furniture, and tableware. They explore the norms for appropriate and inappropriate behavior and the rituals of dining, such as food preparation and presentation, the serving of food, and its means of consumption.

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Contents

Illustrations
7
DINING IN THE ROMAN WORLD
37
Dining alfresco with the living and the dead in Roman Italy
64
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About the author (2005)

Dawn Hadley is Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests include the society and culture of Anglo-Saxon and medieval England and the impact of the Vikings on Britain. Her publications include Everyday Life in Viking Towns (ed with L. Ten Harkel, 2013) and the The Vikings in England: Settlement, Society and Culture (2006).

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