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A Cultural History of Plants in the Post-Classical Era Vol. 2

by Touwaide, A. (Ed.)

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  • Catalogue No : 56685
  • ISBN : 9781474273428
  • Published : DEC 2023
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 248

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A Cultural History of Plants in the Post-Classical Era covers the period from 500 to 1400, ranging across northern and central Europe to the Mediterranean, and from the Byzantine and Arabic Empires to the Persian World, India, and China. This was an age of empires and fluctuating borders, presenting a changing mosaic of environments, populations, and cultural practices. Many of the ancient uses and meanings of plants were preserved, but these were overlaid with new developments in agriculture, landscapes, medicine, eating habits, and art.

A Cultural History of Plants in the Post-Classical Era is the second volume in the six-volume set, A Cultural History of Plants. The six-volume set of the Cultural History of Plants presents the first comprehensive history of the uses and meanings of plants from prehistory to today. The themes covered in each volume are plants as staple foods; plants as luxury foods; trade and exploration; plant technology and science; plants and medicine; plants in culture; plants as natural ornaments; the representation of plants.

Series editors: Annette Giesecke and David Mabberley. Also available: A Cultural History of Plants (six-volume set)

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