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Title: Food and Health in Early Modern Europe
Authors: Gentilcore, David C.
First Published: 10-Sep-2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Citation: Gentilcore, DC, Food and Health in Early Modern Europe, Bloomsbury
Abstract: Food and Health in Early Modern Europe reconstructs the history of European foodways as seen through the prism of printed dietary advice from the early modern period. It offers a doctor’s-eye view of changing food and diet. The relationship between food and medicine has often been obscured, for the two tend to be seen as separate arenas. Approaching them instead as part of a continuum offers insights into both food consumption and the process of health maintenance. This book is thus both a history of food practices and history of the medical discourse about that food. As a result, it is also an exploration of the interaction between the two: the relationship between evolving foodways and shifting medical advice on what to eat in order to stay healthy. I have structured this book so that the first two chapters examine the changing nature of the genre in the context of wider medical trends. These are followed by a series of thematic chapters in which the dietary advice is related to changes in food perceptions, practices and preferences.
ISBN: 978-1472534972
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Book
Appears in Collections:Books & Book Chapters, School of Historical Studies

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01_Introduction.pdfPost-review (final submitted)218.5 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
02_ch1_healthy food_renaissance dietetics.pdfPost-review (final submitted)325.87 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
03_ch2_healthy food_the fall and rise of dietetics.pdfPost-review (final submitted)326.2 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
04_ch3_Rich food Poor food.pdfPost-review (final submitted)389.68 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
05_ch4_Regional Food.pdfPost-review (final submitted)360.65 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
06_ch5_Holy food.pdfPost-review (final submitted)382.05 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
07_ch6_Vegetable food.pdfPost-review (final submitted)383.52 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
08_ch7_New World food.pdfPost-review (final submitted)398.46 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
09_ch8_Liquid food.pdfPost-review (final submitted)350.61 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
10_Conclusion.pdfPost-review (final submitted)140.81 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

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