Meals in Early Judaism

Author: S. Marks
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137363797
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This is the first book about the meals of Early Judaism. As such it breaks important new ground in establishing the basis for understanding the centrality of meals in this pivotal period of Judaism and providing a framework of historical patterns and influences.

Meals in the Early Christian World

Author: Dennis E. Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137032480
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This book provides three categories of investigation: 1) The Typology and Context of the Greco-Roman Banquet, 2) Who Was at the Greco-Roman Banquets, and 3) The Culture of Reclining. Together these studies establish festive meals as an essential lens into social formation in the Greco-Roman world.

Abraham s Luggage

Author: Elizabeth Lambourn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107173884
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A single, unique document - a list of one merchant's baggage - is the starting point used to bring to life the twelfth-century Indian Ocean. Drawing connections between material culture, foodstuffs and the construction of identity, Lambourn examines notions of home and mobility at a key moment in world history.

The Poor the Crippled the Blind and the Lame

Author: Louise A. Gosbell
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 316155132X
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The New Testament gospels feature numerous social exchanges between Jesus and people with various physical and sensory disabilities. Despite this, traditional biblical scholarship has not seen these people as agents in their own right but existing only to highlight the actions of Jesus as a miracle worker. In this study, Louise A. Gosbell uses disability as a lens through which to explore a number of these passages anew. Using the cultural model of disability as the theoretical basis, she explores the way that the gospel writers, as with other writers of the ancient world, used the language of disability as a means of understanding, organising, and interpreting the experiences of humanity. Her investigation highlights the ways in which the gospel writers reinforce and reflect, as well as subvert, culturally-driven constructions of disability in the ancient world.

Decisive Meals

Author: Nathan MacDonald
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567526011
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An examination of power dynamics in the context of community meals with specific reference to the formation of identity in the early Christ-Movement.

Foreigners and Their Food

Author: David M. Freidenreich
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520253213
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“Written in lucid prose, Freidenreich displays a masterful command of a variety of sources and scholarship. He enviably manages an arduous task: to write an accessible book that is, at the same time, a major contribution to several academic disciplines.” —Jordan D. Rosenblum, author of Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism “Can a Muslim eat meat from a Christian butcher? Can a Jew drink wine that has been handled by a Christian? Breaking through disciplinary, linguistic, and religious boundaries that often dominate scholarship, David Freidenreich offers a fascinating synthesis of these and countless other issues. This is a rich feast.” —John Tolan, author of Saint Francis and the Sultan: The Curious History of a Christian-Muslim Encounter

Meals in the Early Christian World

Author: Dennis E. Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137032480
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides three categories of investigation: 1) The Typology and Context of the Greco-Roman Banquet, 2) Who Was at the Greco-Roman Banquets, and 3) The Culture of Reclining. Together these studies establish festive meals as an essential lens into social formation in the Greco-Roman world.

A Mediterranean Society

Author: S. D. Goitein
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520221604
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"One of the best comprehensive histories of a culture in this century."—Amos Funkenstein, Stanford University

Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism

Author: Jordan Rosenblum
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521195985
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Food often defines societies and even civilizations. Through particular commensality restrictions, groups form distinct identities. This identity is enacted daily, turning the biological need to eat into a culturally significant activity. In this book, Jordan D. Rosenblum explores how food regulations and practices helped to construct the identity of early rabbinic Judaism. Bringing together the scholarship of rabbinics with that of food studies, this volume first examines the historical reality of food production and consumption in Roman-era Palestine. It then explores how early rabbinic food regulations created a distinct Jewish, male, and rabbinic identity.