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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Feasting Rituals in the Prehistoric Societies of Europe and the Near East (Paperback) Edited by Gonzalo Aranda Jimenez, Edited by Sandra Monton-Subias, Edited by Sandra Sanchez-Subias

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    DescriptionGuess Who's Coming to Dinner examines how specific types of food were prepared and eaten during feasting rituals in prehistoric Europe and the Near East. Such rituals allowed people to build and maintain their power and prestige and to maintain or contest the status quo. At the same time, they also contributed to the inner cohesion and sense of community of a group. When eating and drinking together, people share thoughts and beliefs and perceive the world and human relationships in a certain way. The twelve contributions to this book reflect the main theoretical and methodological issues related to the study of food and feasting in prehistoric Europe and the Near East. The book is introduced by Ferran Adria, considered to be the world's greatest chef. Famed for his "molecular gastronomy," he invented the technique of reducing foods to their essence and then changing how they are presented, for example in the form of foam. In 2010, he was named Best Chef of the Decade by the prestigious Restaurant magazine.


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    Title
    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    Subtitle
    Feasting Rituals in the Prehistoric Societies of Europe and the Near East
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Gonzalo Aranda Jimenez, Edited by Sandra Monton-Subias, Edited by Sandra Sanchez-Subias
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842179857
    ISBN 10: 1842179853
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 930.1
    BISAC V2.8: CKB041000, SOC005000, SOC055000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREHIS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    DC22: 394.1/20936
    LC classification: GN799.F6 A63 2011
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 394.120936
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NKD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3B
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    30 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    "Overall, this volume has much to offer the reader interested in feasting and food-related practices in archaeology. The papers do not present a single perspective but rather a collection of possibilities, questions, and potential new directions. They give a clear sense of how far archaeology has come in considering issues of feasting, as well as some of the directions in which future work can fruitfully take us."--Susan Pollock"European Journal of Archaeology" (01/01/0001)