Eat, Drink, and Be Merry (Luke 12:19): Food and Wine in Byzantium: Papers of the 37th Annual Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, in Honour of Professor A. A. M. Bryer (Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies)

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry (Luke 12:19): Food and Wine in Byzantium: Papers of the 37th Annual Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, in Honour of Professor A. A. M. Bryer (Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies)


This quantity brings jointly a bunch of students to think about the rituals of consuming jointly within the Byzantine international, the fabric tradition of Byzantine nutrition and wine intake, and the shipping and trade of agricultural items. The individuals current nutrition in approximately each achieveable guise, starting from its rhetorical makes use of - foodstuff as a metaphor for redemption; nutrients as politics; consuming as a vice, abstinence as a advantage - to more effective functions equivalent to the guidance of foodstuff, processing it, holding it, and promoting it in another country. We find out how the Byzantines seen their nutrition, and the way others - together with, strangely, the chinese language - considered it. a few think about the protocols of consuming in a monastery, of eating within the palace, or of roughing it on a picnic or army crusade; others learn what serving dishes and utensils have been in use within the eating room and the way this replaced through the years. all through, the terminology of consuming - and particularly a number of the extra troublesome phrases - is explored.The chapters extend on papers offered on the thirty seventh Annual Spring Symposium of Byzantine experiences, held on the collage of Birmingham lower than the auspices of the Society for the advertising of Byzantine stories, in honour of Professor A. A.M. Bryer, a becoming tribute for the guy who first informed the area approximately Byzantine agricultural implements.

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