Download or Read eBook The Art of Cookery in the Middle Ages PDF written by Terence Scully and published by Boydell Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook Food in Medieval Times PDF written by Melitta Weiss Adamson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2004-10-30 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Food in Medieval Times by : Melitta Weiss Adamson
Students and other readers will learn about the common foodstuffs available, how and what they cooked, ate, and drank, what the regional cuisines were like, how the different classes entertained and celebrated, and what restrictions they followed for health and faith reasons. Fascinating information is provided, such as on imitation food, kitchen humor, and medical ideas. Many period recipes and quotations flesh out the narrative. The book draws on a variety of period sources, including as literature, account books, cookbooks, religious texts, archaeology, and art. Food was a status symbol then, and sumptuary laws defined what a person of a certain class could eat—the ingredients and preparation of a dish and how it was eaten depended on a person's status, and most information is available on the upper crust rather than the masses. Equalizing factors might have been religious strictures and such diseases as the bubonic plague, all of which are detailed here.
Download or Read eBook Kitchens, Cooking, and Eating in Medieval Italy PDF written by Katherine A. McIver and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-10-16 with total page 139 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Kitchens, Cooking, and Eating in Medieval Italy by : Katherine A. McIver
The modern twenty-first century kitchen has an array of time saving equipment for preparing a meal: a state of the art stove and refrigerator, a microwave oven, a food processor, a blender and a variety of topnotch pots, pans and utensils. We take so much for granted as we prepare the modern meal – not just in terms of equipment, but also the ingredients, without needing to worry about availability or seasonality. We cook with gas or electricity – at the turn of the switch we have instant heat. But it wasn’t always so. Just step back a few centuries to say the 1300s and we’d find quite a different kitchen, if there was one at all. We might only have a fireplace in the main living space of a small cottage. If we were lucky enough to have a kitchen, the majority of the cooking would be done over an open hearth, we’d build a fire of wood or coal and move a cauldron over the fire to prepare a stew or soup. A drink might be heated or kept warm in a long-handled saucepan, set on its own trivet beside the fire. Food could be fried in a pan, grilled on a gridiron, or turned on a spit. We might put together a small improvised oven for baking. Regulating the heat of the open flame was a demanding task. Cooking on an open hearth was an all-embracing way of life and most upscale kitchens had more than one fireplace with chimneys for ventilation. One fireplace was kept burning at a low, steady heat at all times for simmering or boiling water and the others used for grilling on a spit over glowing, radiant embers. This is quite a different situation than in our modern era – unless we were out camping and cooking over an open fire. In this book Katherine McIver explores the medieval kitchen from its location and layout (like Francesco Datini of Prato two kitchens), to its equipment (the hearth, the fuels, vessels and implements) and how they were used, to who did the cooking (man or woman) and who helped. We’ll look at the variety of ingredients (spices, herbs, meats, fruits, vegetables), food preservation and production (salted fish, cured meats, cheese making) and look through recipes, cookbooks and gastronomic texts to complete the picture of cooking in the medieval kitchen. Along the way, she looks at illustrations like the miniatures from the Tacuinum Sanitatis (a medieval health handbook), as well as paintings and engravings, to give us an idea of the workings of a medieval kitchen including hearth cooking, the equipment used, how cheese was made, harvesting ingredients, among other things. She explores medieval cookbooks such works as Anonimo Veneziano, Libro per cuoco (fourtheenth century), Anonimo Toscano, Libro della cucina (fourteenth century), Anonimo Napoletano (end of thirteenth/early fourteenth century), Liber de coquina, Anonimo Medidonale, Due libri di cucina (fourteenth century), Magninus Mediolanensis (Maino de’ Maineri), Opusculum de saporibus (fourteenth century), Johannes Bockenheim, Il registro di cucina (fifteenth century), Maestro Martino’s Il Libro de arte coquinaria (fifteenth century) and Bartolomeo Sacchi, called Platina’s On Right Pleasure and Good Health (1470). This is the story of the medieval kitchen and its operation from the thirteenth-century until the late fifteenth-century.
Download or Read eBook Misconceptions About the Middle Ages PDF written by Stephen Harris and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-05-26 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Misconceptions About the Middle Ages by : Stephen Harris
Interest in the middle ages is at an all time high at the moment, thanks in part to ""The Da Vinci Code."" Never has there been a moment more propitious for a study of our misconceptions of the Middle Ages than now. Ranging across religion, art, and science, Misconceptions about the Middle Ages unravels some of the many misinterpretations that have evolved concerning the medieval period, including:the churchwarscienceartsocietyWith an impressive international array of contributions, the book will be essential readi.
Download or Read eBook Daily Life in the Middle Ages PDF written by Paul B. Newman and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-01-16 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Daily Life in the Middle Ages by : Paul B. Newman
Although life in the Middle Ages was not as comfortable and safe as it is for most people in industrialized countries today, the term "Dark Ages" is highly misleading. The era was not so primitive and crude as depictions in film and literature would suggest. Even during the worst years of the centuries immediately following the fall of Rome, the legacy of that civilization survived. This book covers diet, cooking, housing, building, clothing, hygiene, games and other pastimes, fighting and healing in medieval times. The reader will find numerous misperceptions corrected. The book also includes a comprehensive bibliography and a listing of collections of medieval art and artifacts and related sites across the United States and Canada so that readers in North America can see for themselves some of the matters discussed in the book. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Download or Read eBook Portraits of Medieval Eastern Europe, 900–1400 PDF written by Donald Ostrowski and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-18 with total page 355 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Portraits of Medieval Eastern Europe, 900–1400 by : Donald Ostrowski
Portraits of Medieval Eastern Europe provides imagined biographies of twenty different figures from all walks of life living in Eastern Europe from 900 to 1400. Moving beyond the usual boundaries of speculative history, the book presents innovative and creative interpretations of the people, places, and events of medieval Eastern Europe and provides an insight into medieval life from Scandinavia to Byzantium. Each chapter explores a different figure and together they present snapshots of life across a wide range of different social backgrounds. Among the figures are both imagined and historical characters, including the Byzantine Princess Anna Porphyrogenita, a Jewish traveller, a slave, the Mongol general Sübodei, a woman from Novgorod, and a Rus’ pilgrim. A range of different narrative styles are also used throughout the book, from omniscient third-person narrators to diary entries, letters, and travel accounts. By using primary sources to construct the lives of, and give a voice to, the types of people who existed within medieval European history, Portraits of Medieval Eastern Europe provides a highly accessible introduction to the period. Accompanied by a new and interactive companion website, it is the perfect teaching aid to support and excite students of medieval Eastern Europe.
Download or Read eBook Cooking and Eating in Renaissance Italy PDF written by Katherine A. McIver and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-12-05 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Cooking and Eating in Renaissance Italy by : Katherine A. McIver
Renaissance Italy’s art, literature, and culture continue to fascinate. The domestic life has been examined more in recent years, and this book reveals the preparation, eating, and the sociability of dining in Renaissance Italy. It takes readers behind the scenes to the Renaissance kitchen and dining room, where everyday meals as well as lavish banquets were prepared and consumed. Katherine McIver considers the design, equipment, and location of the kitchen and food prep and storage rooms in both middle-class homes and grand country estates. The diner’s room, the orchestration of dining, and the theatrical experience of dining are detailed as well, all in the context of the renowned food and architectural scholars of the day.
The Vivendier is a hitherto unpublished manuscript of more than sixty recipes embedded within a miscellany of medical, botanical, household and personal advice compiled in north-eastern France in the middle of the fifteenth century. It is now housed in the Gesamthochschul-Bibliothek in Kassel. Although deriving much of its contents from sources already known to us, it is a unique and instructive collection. Terence Scully, who has already edited the Viandier of Taillevent, and the treatise on cookery by Maistre Chiquart, as well as writing the important book The Art of Cookery in the Middle Ages, has done great service to scholars and enthusiasts of medieval cooking by bringing this new source to their attention. The edition provides the original text, a modern translation, critical notes on the language as well as the cookery, comparisons with extant manuscripts that provided source material, and a full introduction.
Download or Read eBook Animals and Hunters in the Late Middle Ages PDF written by Hannele Klemettilä and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-02 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Animals and Hunters in the Late Middle Ages by : Hannele Klemettilä
This book explores views of the natural world in the late Middle Ages, especially as expressed in Livre de chasse (Book of the Hunt), the most influential hunting book of the era. It shows that killing and maiming, suffering and the death of animals were not insignificant topics to late medieval men, but constituted a complex set of issues, and could provoke very contradictory thoughts and feelings that varied according social and cultural milieus and particular cases and circumstances.
Wie bei kaum einer anderen Epoche sind in Forschung und Lehre zum Mittelhochdeutschen Überlieferungsgeschichte, Textphilologie, historische Linguistik und Literaturgeschichte aufs engste verbunden. In über 30 Aufsätzen, die Kurt Gärtner zu seinem 75. Geburtstag gewidmet sind, schreiten ältere und jüngere Kolleginnen und Kollegen das gesamte Feld seiner langjährigen Arbeit auf diesen Gebieten ab. Das thematische Spektrum der Beiträge reicht von Überlieferungsstudien (u.a. zu einer frühen Meister Eckhart-Handschrift) über Text- und Fragmenteditionen (u.a. zum 'König Rother' und zum fragmentarischen Artusroman 'Manuel und Amande' ), literaturgeschichtliche Beiträge zur mittelhochdeutschen Klassik (Hartmann von Aue, Wolfram von Eschenbach) und ihrer Rezeption, Arbeiten zur Bibelübersetzung und medizingeschichtlichen Fachliteratur bis hin zu sprachgeschichtlichen Untersuchungen zur mittelhochdeutschen Morphologie, Syntax, Lexik und Namensgeschichte. Die Aufsatzsammlung spiegelt die Interessenvielfalt des Jubilars und bietet zugleich einen umfassenden Einblick in die gegenwärtige Forschung zu einem zentralen Abschnitt der deutschen Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte.