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Introduction: Food and Commensality in the Near East

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

...Agricultural Revolution The Epic of Gilgamesh tells the story of the primitive Enkidu and of Gilgamesh, a citizen of the city of Uruk. Enkidu, a wild man from...

Codes

A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...“Culture” and “law” are both slippery terms that evade simple definition. The dialog of culture and law that has transpired across academic disciplines since the 1990s has produced, through incremental accretion, a method of putting law...

Love, Sex, and Sexuality

A Cultural History of Marriage in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...In the British Museum in London a couple rests on a stone throne; he rests his arm in her lap, while she encloses his hand in hers. They are holding hands, on display for the world to see, holding hands in eternity (Figure 6.1...

The Senses in Philosophy and Science

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...The Western worldview inherited two opposite—even conflicting—views of sense perception from ancient philosophy. One of them considered the human mind as part of the general causality of nature, being a passive recipient of sensory...

Use and Reception

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...As John Harvey noted, medieval gardens “could serve an aesthetic as well as a material purpose . . . The various motives involved were not mutually exclusive, but complementary.” J. H. Harvey, Mediaeval Gardens (Beaverton, OR: Timber Press,...

The Rise of Religious Anti-Semitism

Beth A. Griech-Polelle

Beth A. Griech-Polelle is the Kurt Mayer Chair of Holocaust Studies and Associate Professor of History at Pacific Lutheran University, USA. She is the author of Bishop von Galen: German Catholicism and National Socialism (2002). She is also the editor of The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial and Its Policy Consequences (2009) and the co-editor, along with Christina Guenther, of Trajectories of Memory: Intergenerational Representations of the Holocaust in History and the Arts (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust : Language, Rhetoric and the Traditions of Hatred

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...In the beginning was the Word:The Word was with GodAnd the Word was God. Introduction In this chapter we will cover a sweeping span of history, from the ancient Roman world to the Tsars of nineteenth-century Russia. Throughout this time...

Peace, Security, and Deterrence

A Cultural History of Peace in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...Leading or developed countries, reversing the course of several millennia, no longer envision major war as a sensible method for resolving their disputes. Indeed, international war of all kinds has, in recent decades, been remarkably rare...

The Sacred and the Symbolic

A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity Volume 1

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...I begin this essay far away in time and topic from the focus of this volume. I do so because it is essential to understand the importance of animals to the human mind and consequently its expressions in arts, myths, rituals, symbolism...

Money, Art, and Representation

A Cultural History of Money in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...This article could not have been written without conversations had as a member of the Bilderfahrzeuge Research Project (2014–15), based at the Warburg Institute, London. My thanks go to the group, and especially to Johannes von Müller...

World Contexts

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Other chapters within this volume have discussed the problèmatique of the study of the child and the family in the period before the European early modern era. It suffices to say here that the pioneering work of Philippe Ariès, nuanced...