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Culture of Food in England, 1200-1500
Author: C. M. Woolgar

ISBN: 9780300181913
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 15 February 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 3.3
Description:
In this revelatory work of social history, C. M. Woolgar shows that food in late-medieval England was far more complex, varied, and more culturally significant than we imagine today.

Drawing on a vast range of sources, he charts how emerging technologies as well as an influx of new flavors and trends from abroad had an impact on eating habits across the social spectrum. From the pauper's bowl to elite tables, from early fad diets to the perceived moral superiority of certain foods, and from regional folk remedies to luxuries such as lampreys, Woolgar illuminates desire, necessity, daily rituals, and pleasure across four centuries.

About the Author

C. M. Woolgar is professor of history and archival studies at the University of Southampton and editor of the Journal of Medieval History. He lives in Hampshire, UK.

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