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Food in Medieval England

Diet and Nutrition

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Description

Food and diet are central to understanding daily life in the middle ages. In the last two decades, the potential for the study of diet in medieval England has changed markedly: historians have addressed sources in new ways; material from a wide range of sites has been processed by zooarchaeologists and archaeobotanists; and scientific techniques, newly applied to the medieval period, are opening up possibilities for understanding the cumulative effects of diet on the skeleton. In a multi-disciplinary approach to the subject, this volume, written by leading experts in different fields, unites analysis of the historical, archaeological, and scientific record to provide an up-to-date synthesis. The volume covers the whole of the middle ages from the early Saxon period up to c .1540, and while the focus is on England wider European developments are not ignored. The first aim of the book is to establish how much more is now known about patterns of diet, nutrition, and the use of food in display and social competition; its second is to promote interchange between the methodological approaches of historians and archaeologists. The text brings together much original research, marrying historical and archaeological approaches with analysis from a range of archaeological disciplines, including archaeobotany, archaeozoology, osteoarchaeology, and isotopic studies.

Author Biography

C.M. Woolgar is Reader and Head of Speical Collections at the University of Southampton Library. D. Serjeantson is Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Southampton. T. Waldron is Consultant Physician at St. Mary's Hospital, London, and Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London.
Release date Australia
June 15th, 2009
Contributors
Edited by C.M. Woolgar Edited by Dale Serjeantson Edited by T. Waldron
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
19 in-text half-tones, 38 figures, numerous tables, map
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
368
Dimensions
171x245x17
ISBN-13
9780199563357
Product ID
3036401

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