Tastes of Byzantium

Tastes of Byzantium

Andrew Dalby's "Tastes of Byzantium" now reveals in astonishing detail, for the first time, what was eaten in the court of the Eastern Roman Empire - and how it was cooked.

Author: Andrew Dalby

Publisher: Tauris Parke

ISBN: 1838600361

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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For centuries, the food and culinary delights of the Byzantine empire - centred on Constantinople - have captivated the west, although it appeared that very little information had been passed down to us. Andrew Dalby's "Tastes of Byzantium" now reveals in astonishing detail, for the first time, what was eaten in the court of the Eastern Roman Empire - and how it was cooked. Fusing the spices of the Romans with the seafood and simple local food of the Aegean and Greek world, the cuisine of the Byzantines was unique and a precursor to much of the food of modern Turkey and Greece. Bringing this vanished cuisine to life in vivid and sensual detail, Dalby describes the sights and smells of Constantinople and its marketplaces, relates travellers' tales and paints a comprehensive picture of the recipes and customs of the empire and their relationship to health and the seasons, love and medicine. For food-lovers and historians alike, "Tastes of Byzantium" is both essential and riveting - an extraordinary illumination of everyday life in the Byzantine world.
Categories: Cooking

Flavours of Byzantium

Flavours of Byzantium

This is a study of the food that was eaten at the court of the Eastern Roman Empire at Constantinople in the Middle Ages.

Author: Andrew Dalby

Publisher: Prospect Books

ISBN: UOM:39015057573753

Category: History

Page: 268

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This is a study of the food that was eaten at the court of the Eastern Roman Empire at Constantinople in the Middle Ages. For centuries it has tempted and fascinated the West, yet very little has been written in English about the foods they ate or the recipes they cooked from. Dalby gives an entertaining account of the dining customs of the Emperors as witnessed by the Greeks and by foreign visitors. He tells of the medical theories that underlay their diet; of their opinions of the raw materials available; and stretches in a calendar of the seasons and how they affected the food on the table. This is underpinned by new translations from the Greek of important medieval treatises on diet, flavors, raw materials and cookery. Andrew Dalby is a classical scholar, food historian and student of languages.
Categories: History

Innovation in Byzantine Medicine

Innovation in Byzantine Medicine

Tastes in Byzantium : The Cuisine of a Legendary Empire . London : I. B. Tauris . Dampasis , I. N. 1967. " I wavuns o Aktová plos ' , ' latpikd Xpoviká 7 : 947–61 . Danielewicz , J. 2001. ' Metatext and its Functions in Greek Lyric ...

Author: Petros Bouras-Vallianatos

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192591074

Category: History

Page: 368

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Byzantine medicine remains a little known and misrepresented field not only in the context of debates on medieval medicine, but also among Byzantinists themselves. It is often viewed as 'stagnant' and mainly preserving ancient ideas, and our knowledge of it continues to be based to a great extent on the comments of earlier authorities, which are often repeated uncritically. This volume presents the first comprehensive examination of the medical corpus of, arguably, the most important Late Byzantine physician: John Zacharias Aktouarios (c.1275-c.1330). Its main thesis is that John's medical works show an astonishing degree of openness to knowledge from outside Byzantium combined with a significant degree of originality, in particular, in the fields of uroscopy and human physiology. The analysis of John's edited (On Urines and On Psychic Pneuma) and unedited (Medical Epitome) treatises is supported for the first time by the consultation of a large number of manuscripts, and is also informed by evidence from a wide range of medical sources, including those previously unpublished, and texts from other genres, such as epistolography and merchants' accounts. The contextualization of John's corpus sheds new light on the development of Byzantine medical thought and practice, and enhances our understanding of the Late Byzantine social and intellectual landscape. Through examination of his medical observations in the light of examples from the medieval Latin and Islamic worlds, his theories are also placed within the wider Mediterranean milieu, highlighting the cultural exchange between Byzantium and its neighbours.
Categories: History

Manuel II Palaiologos 1350 1425

Manuel II Palaiologos  1350   1425

Dalby, A. Tastes of Byzantium (New York, 2003). Daley, B. E. On the Dormition of Mary: Early Patristic Homilies (Crestwood NY, 1997). 'At the Hour of our Death: Mary's Dormition and Christian Dying in Late Patristic and Early Byzantine ...

Author: Siren Çelik

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108836593

Category: History

Page: 448

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New portrait of Manuel II Palaiologos, investigating his tumultuous reign, literary, philosophical and theological oeuvre and personal life.
Categories: History

Health and Disease in Byzantine Crete 7th 12th centuries AD

Health and Disease in Byzantine Crete  7th   12th centuries AD

A. Dalby, Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices, London: British Museum Press. Dalby 2003. A. Dalby, Flavours of Byzantium: The Cuisine of a Legendary Empire, Totnes: Prospect, 2003. Dalby 2007. A. Dalby, 'Some Byzantine Aromatics', ...

Author: Chryssi Bourbou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317123392

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Daily life and living conditions in the Byzantine world are relatively underexplored subjects, often neglected in comparison with more visible aspects of Byzantine culture, such as works of art. The book is among the few publications on Greek Byzantine populations and helps pioneer a new approach to the subject, opening a window on health status and dietary patterns through the lens of bioarchaeological research. Drawing on a diversity of disciplines (biology, chemistry, archaeology and history), the author focuses on the complex interaction between physiology, culture and the environment in Byzantine populations from Crete in the 7th to 12th centuries. The systematic analysis and interpretation of the mortality profiles, the observed pathological conditions, and of the chemical data, all set in the cultural context of the era, brings new evidence to bear on the reconstruction of living conditions in Byzantine Crete. Individual chapters look at the demographic profiles and mortality patterns of adult and non-adult populations, and study dietary habits and breastfeeding and weaning patterns. In addition, this book provides an indispensable body of primary data for future research in these fields, and so furthers an interdisciplinary approach in tracing the health of the past populations.
Categories: Medical

The Rough Guide to The Greek Islands

The Rough Guide to The Greek Islands

FOOD AND WINE Rosemary Barron Flavours of Greece. The leading Greek cookbook – among many contenders – by an ... Tastes of Byzantium adds the influences of Rome, Turkey and the Middle East. Konstantinos Lazarakis The Wines of Greece.

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780241214510

Category: Travel

Page: 592

View: 223

The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands is the definitive guidebook to this fantastic region. This full-color edition has been completely revamped and updated with new user-friendly accommodation and eating reviews and crystal-clear maps, but still holds onto all the best features of the guidebook, such as detailed background and a journalistic eye for detail. Get the lowdown on island-hopping from Corfu to Kós, read insider tips on the best beaches to escape the crowds, and discover the choicest resorts from boutique to backpacker. Read expert information on everything Greek-from Homer to hiking. As our readers put it, this is "simply the best guide you can get," "packed with accurate, practical detail," "the most complete, and the most readable and frank" of the guidebooks. Travel like you mean it with The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands.
Categories: Travel

The Rough Guide to Greek Islands

The Rough Guide to Greek Islands

Andrew Dalby Siren Feasts: A History of Food and Gastronomy in Greece; Tastes of Byzantium: The Cuisine of a Legendary Empire. Siren Feasts demonstrates just how little Greek cuisine has changed in three millennia; also excellent on the ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781409359630

Category: Travel

Page: 592

View: 490

Now in its 8th edition, The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands is the definitive guidebook to this fantastic region. This new full-colour edition has been completely revamped and updated, keeping all our best features like the detailed background and a journalistic eye for detail but with, new user-friendly accommodation, eating reviews and crystal-clear maps. Get the low down on island hopping from Corfu to Kós, read insider tips on the best beaches to escape the crowds, discover the choicest resorts from boutique to backpacker. Read expert background on everything from Homer to hiking. As our readers put it: "simply the best guide you can get", "packed with accurate, practical detail", "the most complete, and the most readable and frank". Make the most of your time, with The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands. Now available in ePub format.
Categories: Travel

Gifts of the Gods

Gifts of the Gods

The book discusses how the land was settled, what was grown in different regions, and how certain fruits, herbs, and vegetables became a part of local cuisines.

Author: Andrew Dalby

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780238548

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

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What do we think about when we think about Greek food? For many, it is the meze and the traditional plates of a Greek island taverna at the height of summer. In Gifts of the Gods, Andrew and Rachel Dalby take us into and beyond the taverna in our minds to offer us a unique and comprehensive history of the foods of Greece. Greek food is brimming with thousands of years of history, lore, and culture. The country has one of the most varied landscapes of Europe, where steep mountains, low-lying plains, rocky islands, and crystal-blue seas jostle one another and produce food and wine of immense quality and distinctive taste. The book discusses how the land was settled, what was grown in different regions, and how certain fruits, herbs, and vegetables became a part of local cuisines. Moving through history—from classical to modern—the book explores the country’s regional food identities as well as the export of Greek food to communities all over the world. The book culminates with a look at one of the most distinctive features of Greece’s food tradition—the country’s world renown hospitality. Illustrated throughout and featuring traditional recipes that blend historical and modern flavors, Gifts of the Gods is a mouth-watering account of a rich and ancient cuisine.
Categories: Cooking

Poetry and its Contexts in Eleventh century Byzantium

Poetry and its Contexts in Eleventh century Byzantium

The conjunction of 'small' with 'taste' reoccurs in Psellos' poem on medicine,2 following some verses that must be among the most repulsive in Byzantine literature, expounding the odours and colours of urine. It is the intention of the ...

Author: Floris Bernard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317079422

Category: History

Page: 256

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Byzantine poetry of the eleventh century is fascinating, yet underexplored terrain. It presents a lively view on contemporary society, is often permeated with wit and elegance, and is concerned with a wide variety of subjects. Only now are we beginning to perceive the possibilities that this poetry offers for our knowledge of Byzantine culture in general, for the intellectual history of Byzantium, and for the evolution of poetry itself. It is, moreover, sometimes in the most neglected texts that the most fascinating discoveries can be made. This book, the first collaborative book-length study on the topic, takes an important step to fill this gap. It brings together specialists of the period who delve into this poetry with different but complementary objectives in mind, covering the links between art and text, linguistic evolutions, social functionality, contemporary reading attitudes, and the like. The authors aim to give the production of 11th-century verse a place in the Byzantine genre system and in the historic evolution of Byzantine poetry and metrics. As a result, this book will, to use the expression of two important poets of the period, "offer a small taste" of what can be gained from the serious study of this period.
Categories: History

History as Literature in Byzantium

History as Literature in Byzantium

Historical writers worked within the literary tastes and expectations of their audience , which differed considerably from a modern one . It is therefore considered ' a sad commentary on the taste of the Byzantine public ' that the ...

Author: R. J. Macrides

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409412067

Category: History

Page: 324

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Although perceived since the 16th century as the most impressive literary achievement of Byzantine culture, historical writing nevertheless remains little studied as literature. This book, devoted to literary interpretations of Byzantine historical writing and analyses of pictorial narratives, illustrates how analyses of texts and images from the 6th to the 14th century work hand in hand with an evaluation of the work as a document of historical value.
Categories: History