Food and identity in England, 1540-1640 : eating to impress / Paul S. Lloyd.
- London, England ; New York, New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
- Cultures of Early Modern Europe
Cultures of Early Modern Europe
1 online resource (265 p.)
- Food habits -- England -- History.
Diet -- England -- History.
England -- Social conditions.
- Electronic books.
- Food and Identity in England, 1540-1640 considers early modern food consumption in an important new way, connecting English consumption practices between the reigns of Henry VIII and Charles I with ideas of 'self' and 'otherness' in wider contexts of society and the class system. Examining the diets of various social groups, ranging from manual labourers to the aristocracy, special foods and their preparation, as well as festive events and gift foods, this all-encompassing study reveals the extent to which individuals and communities identified themselves and others by what and how the
- Cover ; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; General Notes; Part One Approaches; Introduction; Literature on food history; 'Sorts' of people in England, 1540-1640; Sources and methods; 1 Food and Identity; Food symbolism - luxury and necessity; Food symbolism - sociability; Part Two Social Groups; 2 The 'Meaner Sort' and Their Diets; Labourers and the poor; Household servants; 3 The Middling Sort and Their Diets; Wealthy yeomen; Urban 'professionals' and artisans; 4 The Diet of the Gentry; Staple foods; High quality and high-priced variants of staple foods
Exclusive foods and foods used sparinglyPart Three Social Relations; 5 Special Foods and Their Preparation; Special foods; Recipes and ready-made foods; Fake luxuries; 6 Interactions; Gifts and hospitality; Special occasions; Critiques of feasting; Conclusion: Eating to Impress; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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