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Food in Painting

A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...Images of food in paintings can provide evidence of what people ate or what they thought about food at a particular time. Food appears as a detail in religious or mythological works and genre scenes, and as the subject of still life...

Hospitality and Home

A Cultural History of the Home in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Cultural History Chapter

...In his poem, ‘Veglia carnevalesca’, the sixteenth-century Italian writer and the son of a Bolognese blacksmith, Giulio Cesare Croce, provides a dynamic picture of an evening’s domestic social gathering. Describing the processes and actions...

Human Nature, Peace, and War

A Cultural History of Peace in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...If one considers the theme of peace as it was taken up by medieval thinkers, a paradox emerges. Few words have such a constant presence in the Old and New Testaments, as well as the Qur’an, but not often was this term in its various...

Mobility Impairment

A Cultural History of Disability in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...IntroductionAt an unknown moment in the second or third century CE, mourners gathered in a cemetery at Casalecchio di Reno (near modern Bologna, Italy) to bury the remains of a member of their community. The remains of the adult man...

Introduction

Janet H. Tulloch

Janet H. Tulloch is a Contract Instructor in the College of Humanities at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is author of several articles on Women and Antiquity including: "Devotional Visuality and Family Funerary Monuments in the Roman World," "Women Leaders in Family Funerary Banquets," and "Art and Archaeology as an Historical Resource for the Study of Women in Early Christianity." Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...In this digital age, where the events of last week seem like a decade ago, younger readers might be wondering what significance the cultural history of women who lived 2,500 to 1,000 years ago has for them. Let me begin to answer...

Peace Movements

A Cultural History of Peace in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1605, having returned home from his grand tour on the continent, the English gentleman Edwin Sandys published in London A relation on the state of religion, an overview of religious practices in Western Europe. The text enjoyed a wide...

Prostitution

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...Paradoxically across the long sixteenth century the perception of prostitution appeared to be moving in two virtually opposite directions at once. On the one hand, it was viewed with increasing insistence as reprehensible morally, socially,...

Trade

A Cultural History of Western Empires in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...In the middle of the second century ce, a Greek-speaking merchant from Egypt undertook a trade journey to Muziris on the western coast of Southern India. The ship on which he undertook the long trip through the Red Sea along the Arabian...

Artistic Representation

A Cultural History of Women in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...What sort of a Renaissance did women have in relation to the visual arts? Answers have naturally been diverse. The existence and the careers of female artists have received attention in exhibitions, and their critical reception examined...

Codes

A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...From a historical point of view, the medieval West sets the framework of a long evolution, marked with strong changes, of the materials, forms, and modes of production of codes and norms. The last two terms are not equivalent. If some legal...