The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners

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Viking, 1991 - Dinners and dining - 432 pages
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Explores the history of eating rituals and table etiquette.

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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

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

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A belief that food sharing is one characteristic that sets humans apart from animals guides Visser--a professor of classical literature and author of Much Depends on Dinner ( LJ 1/88)--on an ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

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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