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Food in Russian History and Culture by Musya Glants
  

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Food in Russian History and Culture by Musya Glants

... the specificity and breadth of this [work] makes it unique.... lively reading... particularly recommended for academic collections with a strong focus in Russian history. -Library Journal... a remarkable new collection of essays... The book reads like a literary hybrid of cookbook, historical treatise, and novella; its subject is, literally, the essence of life itself.... Glants and Toomre deserve further praise for the book's consistent, animated directness of style. -The Boston PhoenixThis sparkling collection of thirteen original essays gives surprising insights into what foodways reveal about Russia's history and culture, from Kievan times to post Soviet Russia. Some of the chapters focus on historical topics while others consider images of food in literature and art.

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... the specificity and breadth of this [work] makes it unique... lively reading ... particularly recommended for academic collections with a strong focus in Russian history. oLibrary Journal ... a remarkable new collection of essays ... The book reads like a literary hybrid of cookbook, historical treatise, and novella; its subject is, literally, the essence of life itself... Glants and Toomre deserve further praise for the book's consistent, animated directness of style. oThe Boston Phoenix


About the Author

Musya Glants, a Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, is a specialist on the painting and sculpture of 19th- and 20th-century Russia. Joyce Toomre, a Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, is a Slavicist and culinary historian. She translated, edited, and introduced Classic Russian Cooking: Elena Molokhovets' A Gift to Young Housewives.

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Publication date

1st August 1997

Author

Musya Glants

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Publisher

Indiana University Press

Format

Paperback
280 pages

Categories

Social & cultural history
Sociology: customs & traditions
Cultural studies

ISBN

9780253211064

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