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How Food Made History

by B. W. Higman

How Food Made History Synopsis

Covering 5,000 years of global history, How Food Made History traces the changing patterns of food production and consumption that have molded economic and social life and contributed fundamentally to the development of government and complex societies. * Charts the changing technologies that have increased crop yields, enabled the industrial processing and preservation of food, and made transportation possible over great distances * Considers social attitudes towards food, religious prohibitions, health and nutrition, and the politics of distribution * Offers a fresh understanding of world history through the discussion of food

How Food Made History Press Reviews

... an excellent short introduction for the general reader. (BBC History Magazine, 1 October 2012)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405189484
Publication date: 7th October 2011
Author: B. W. Higman
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 276 pages
Categories: Social & cultural history, Food & society,

About B. W. Higman

B. W. Higman is Emeritus Professor of the Australian National University and Emeritus Professor of the University of the West Indies. He has published several books on the history of slavery and the social and economic history of the Caribbean. He has taught courses on world food history, and is the author of Jamaican Food: History, Biology, Culture (2008).

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