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Food Security, Safety, and Crises

Paul Erdkamp

Paul Erdkamp is Professor of Ancient History at the Flemish Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He is author of Hunger and the Sword; Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars; and The Grain Market in the Roman Empire; and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Food in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Cultural History Chapter

...The Eternal City was fearing the disaster of a coming shortage of grain, and from time to time Tertullus, who was prefect at the time, was assailed by the violent threats of the commons, as they anticipated famine, the worst of all ills....

Design

Kathryn Gleason

Kathryn Gleason is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Archaeology at Cornell University. She is co-editor of The Archaeology of Garden and Field and executive editor of Gardens of the Roman Empire. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...The architectural treatise De architectura libri decem, the Ten Books on Architecture, by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (c. 75–15 b.c.e.) is our only comprehensive work on ancient design. The books focus primarily on architecture but also...

Nights of Egeria

Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...It is a conundrum that while Juvenal’s verse satire appropriates the metre and discourse of epic poetry to a much greater extent than is the case with his predecessors in the genre – Persius, Horace and Lucilius – it dispenses almost...

Nationalizing the Fashion Industry?

Eugenia Paulicelli

Eugenia Paulicelli is Professor of Italian, Comparative Literature and Women's Studies at Queens College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY), USA. At The Graduate Center she directs Fashion Studies in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) and the PhD Concentration. Among her books: Moda e Moderno (editor, 2006); The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, Globalization (co-editor, 2009); Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy (2014); Rosa Genoni: Fashion is a Serious Business (2015). Visit her website at Eugeniapaulicelli.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Under Fascism : Beyond the Black Shirt

Berg, 2004

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...The Intelligent Fibres: Between Innovation and Autarchy The textile industry played a major role in the Italian economy during its phase of modernization in the two decades between 1920 and 1940. In this, Italy very much followed...

Introduction

Brendan Dooley

Brendan Dooley is Professor of Renaissance Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. His numerous publications include A Mattress Maker’s Daughter: The Renaissance Romance of Don Giovanni de’ Medici and Livia Vernazza (2014), Morandi’s Last Prophecy and the End of Renaissance Politics (2002) and, as author/ editor, The Dissemination of News and the Emergence of Contemporaneity in Early Modern Europe (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Angelica’s Book and the World of Reading in Late Renaissance Italy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Perhaps it is only fitting that an inquiry about sixteenth-century reading patterns should begin in a junk shop. What other locale so effectively exemplifies the unpredictable vagaries, curious meanderings, and even the rootedness in real...

The Social Life of the Senses

A Cultural History of The Senses in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...In a story recounted by Franco Sacchetti (c. 1330–1400) around the turn of the fifteenth century, the wife of a Florentine wool worker would rise from bed on winter nights to spin thread (Sacchetti 1996: 655–60). Next door, the painter...

Popular Beliefs about the Human Body

A Cultural History of the Human Body in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...In a portrait of a “character,” a type, that of the squalid man, written by the fourth-century b.c.e. author Theophrastus, a successor of Aristotle, the modern reader cannot miss the distaste of an elite, philosophical author...

Singular Analogies

Susan A. Ashley

Susan A. Ashley is Professor of History at Colorado College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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“Misfits” in Fin-de-Siècle France and Italy : Anatomies of Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...[Valentin] Magnan and [Paul-Maurice] Legrain, Les dégénérés (Etat mental et syndromes épisodiques) (Paris: Rueff et cie, Editeurs, 1895), 91.The dégéneré from the physical point of view is the same as from the mental point of view, as we’ll...

The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Ancient Greco-Roman dress was no empty sign; it was a multifarious and complicated social, cultural, aesthetic, and material phenomenon to its wearers, observers, and depicters.See further Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (ed.), Women’s Dress...

Marked Bodies and Social Meanings

A Cultural History of the Human Body in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...The slipperiness of bodies is not always a laughing matter for those purporting to be their masters. Put the antics of love’s victims or errant slaves onstage, however, and ancient Greek and Roman audiences could find considerable pleasure...