Food and Health in Early Modern Europe: Diet, Medicine and Society, 1450-1800

David Gentilcore


Food and Health in Early Modern Europe: Diet, Medicine and Society, 1450-1800

Food and Health in Early Modern Europe: Diet, Medicine and Society, 1450-1800

  • Title: Food and Health in Early Modern Europe: Diet, Medicine and Society, 1450-1800
  • Author: David Gentilcore
  • ISBN: 9781472534972
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback



Food and Health in Early Modern Europe is both a history of food practices and a history of the medical discourse about that food 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 It provides the first in depth study of printed dietary advice coverinFood and Health in Early Modern Europe is both a history of food practices and a history of the medical discourse about that food 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 It provides the first in depth study of printed dietary advice covering the entire early modern period, from the late 15th century to the early 19th it is also the first to trace the history of European foodways as seen through the prism of this advice.David Gentilcore offers a doctor s eye view of changing food and dietary fashions from Portugal to Poland, from Scotland to Sicily, not forgetting the expanding European populations of the New World In addition to exploring European regimens throughout the period, works of materia medica, botany, agronomy and horticulture are considered, as well as a range of other printed sources, such as travel accounts, cookery books and literary works The book also includes 30 illustrations, maps and extensive chapter bibliographies with web links included to further aid study.Food and Health in Early Modern Europe is the essential introduction to the relationship between food, health and medicine for history students and scholars alike.


Recent Comments "Food and Health in Early Modern Europe: Diet, Medicine and Society, 1450-1800"

I've been reading a bunch of research books called X in Renaissance Italy or X in Early Modern Europe, and this is one of them. If you're interested in what people eat and how they have thought about health and diet and how that changes over time, this is great. I kept coming across fascinating bits and pieces. It gets more interesting as it goes on.


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