The rituals of dinner : the origins, evolution, eccentricities, and meaning of table manners

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HarperCollins, Jan 1, 1992 - Reference - 432 pages
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User Review  - gmicksmith - LibraryThing

The first book that comes to mind on this topic is by Norbert Elias. In this work the author shows how civilization developed rituals around eating. It is in this vein that the book was written about ... Read full review

THE RITUALS OF DINNER: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners

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In Much Depends on Dinner (1987), Visser drew on domestic and natural history, cultural anthropology, and personal observation for a fluent, free-ranging, item-by-item discussion of the separate foods ... Read full review


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Margaret Visser is the author of three previous books: "Much Depends on Dinner", "Rituals of Dinner", & "The Way We Are". She lives in Barcelona.

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