Food, Eating and Identity in Early Medieval England

Food Eating and Identity in Early Medieval England Food in the Middle Ages usually evokes images of feasting speeches and special occasions even though most evidence of food culture consists of fragments of ordinary things such as knives cooking p

  • Title: Food, Eating and Identity in Early Medieval England
  • Author: Allen J. Frantzen
  • ISBN: 9781843839088
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Food in the Middle Ages usually evokes images of feasting, speeches, and special occasions, even though most evidence of food culture consists of fragments of ordinary things such as knives, cooking pots, and grinding stones, which are rarely mentioned by contemporary writers This book puts daily life and its objects at the centre of the food world It brings together arcFood in the Middle Ages usually evokes images of feasting, speeches, and special occasions, even though most evidence of food culture consists of fragments of ordinary things such as knives, cooking pots, and grinding stones, which are rarely mentioned by contemporary writers This book puts daily life and its objects at the centre of the food world It brings together archaeological and textual evidence to show how words and implements associated with food contributed to social identity at all levels of Anglo Saxon society It also looks at the networks which connected fields to kitchens and linked rural centres to trading sites Fasting, redesigned field systems, and the place of fish in the diet are examined in a wide ranging, interdisciplinary inquiry into the power of food to reveal social complexity Allen J Frantzen is Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago.

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    • I really struggled reading this book, especially the first chapter or two. The writing was just too academic and challenging to process for me to really enjoy this book.The subject matter of Food, Eating and Identity in Early Medieval England is fascinating. While you hear a lot about the literature of that period, not much is truly known about the basis of the average persons life. This book goes through and illustrates the tools that the average citizen would use and some of the food they migh [...]


    • First off, despite the title this isn't a book about food but a book about the tools used to make food in Anglo-Saxon England, and what they can tell us about everyday life around food considered from a legal, literary, and archaeological standpoint. It all starts with the question of an Anglo-Saxon spoon, and how it acquires not symbolic meaning but practical weight through use. In a way, he's modifying Bourdieu's habitus, although he says he's not. in that vein, his study is about what the spo [...]


    • A book, not so much on food per se but on the equipment, context, nomenclature, and practices around food. This is not a comprehensive and systematic study, but more a series of academic meditations on specific topics: literary descriptions of feasts and the artifcacts that can be associated with them; food vocabulary and word-lists; querns and pots; food in the laws; fasting and fish. The majority of the book has a very practical, material focus and is concerned first with description and only [...]


    • I admit that I thought this book would be a little more about food. It is mostly about equipment, context, nomenclature, and practices and is more academic than book.Not that it wasn't an interesting read I was just hoping to learn a little more about the food. This is the perfect book for the historian r history lover in your life. It is full if information that many will find interesting.I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.



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