Writing Food History: A Global Perspective

Peter Scholliers Kyri W. Claflin February 06, 2019

The vibrant interest in food studies among both academics and amateurs has made food history an exciting field of investigation Taking stock after three decades of groundbreaking multidisciplinary research, the book examines two broad questions What has history contributed to the development of food studies How have other disciplines sociology, anthropology, literaryThe vibrant interest in food studies among both academics and amateurs has made food history an exciting field of investigation Taking stock after three decades of groundbreaking multidisciplinary research, the book examines two broad questions What has history contributed to the development of food studies How have other disciplines sociology, anthropology, literary criticism, science, art history influenced writing on food history in terms of approach, methodology, controversies, and knowledge of past foodways Essays by twelve prominent scholars provide a compendium of global and multicultural answers to these questions The contributors critically assess food history writing in the United States, Africa, Mexico and the Spanish Diaspora, India, the Ottoman Empire, the Far East China, Japan and Korea Europe, Jewish communities and the Middle East Several historical eras are covered the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, Early Modern Europe and the Modern day.The book is a unique addition to the growing literature on food history It is required reading for anyone seeking a detailed discussion of food history research in diverse times and places.


  • Title: Writing Food History: A Global Perspective
  • Author: Peter Scholliers Kyri W. Claflin
  • ISBN: 9781847888082
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
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