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Villa I Tatti Series 34

Food, Social Politics and the Order of Nature in Renaissance Italy

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674244085

Publication Date: 02/04/2020


328 pages

6 x 8-1/4 inches

36 color illus., 5 illus.

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Over the course of a long and distinguished career, Grieco has been a pioneering figure in Renaissance food history… This opulently illustrated collection brings together a number of Grieco’s most important pieces published over the past several decades… A fitting coda to the admirable career of a pioneer in food history.—Eric Dursteler, Journal of Early Modern History

Grieco’s book, much awaited, maintains his promise of being a milestone in food history, regardless of the time period it covers… A deep inquiry into the mutual relationships between moral and political economies, as well as of knowledge production, and dissemination. For materially and visually-minded historians of science and knowledge this book is a treasure of suggestions, both about the systems of classifications of nature and about the daily life of people elaborating and disseminating knowledge about the edible side of the natural world.—Paolo Savoia, Nuncius

A comprehensive and insightful contribution on the subject of food culture in the Renaissance.—Marco Malvestio, Renaissance and Reformation

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