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Feast and Famine: A History of Food in Ireland 1500-1920 - Leslie Clarkson, Margaret Crawford
Feast and Famine: A History of Food in Ireland 1500-1920
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Feast and Famine traces the history of food and famine in Ireland from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century. It looks at what people ate and drank, and how this changed over time. The authors explore the economic and social forces which lay behind these changes as well as the more... show more
Feast and Famine traces the history of food and famine in Ireland from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century. It looks at what people ate and drank, and how this changed over time. The authors explore the economic and social forces which lay behind these changes as well as the more personal motives of taste, preference, and acceptability. They analyze the reasons why the potato became a major component of the diet for so many people during the eighteenth century as well as the diets of the middling and upper classes. The authors also look at the relationship between the supply of food and the growth of the population and then finally, and unavoidably in any history of the Irish and food, the issue of famine, examining first its likelihood and then its dreadful reality when it actually occurred.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780198227519 (0198227515)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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