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The New Middle Ages

Creating Community with Food and Drink in Merovingian Gaul

Authors: Effros, B.

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Creating Community with Food and Drink in Merovingian Gaul exposes the manner in which feasting and fasting, in other words, ritualized actions not performed solely for the purpose of nourishment, were central to social interaction in Gaul both prior and subsequent to Christianization of the mixed population of Franks and Gallo-Romans. In exploring these issues using a multidisciplinary methodology, Effros suggests that scholars may assess historical manifestations of the use of food and drink to create and reinforce the social hierarchy. Effros addresses the tensions between monastic and lay communities and focuses on patronage through food and drink as a source of informal power, a subject too often overlooked in favour of institutional structures more familiar to twentieth-century historians.

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BONNIE EFFROS is Assistant Professor in the Department of Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creating Community with Food and Drink in Merovingian Gaul
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-62577-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-62577-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22736-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 174
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