The Land of Hunger Piero Camporesi

ISBN: 9780745608884

Published: January 22nd 1996

Hardcover

223 pages


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The Land of Hunger  by  Piero Camporesi

The Land of Hunger by Piero Camporesi
January 22nd 1996 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 223 pages | ISBN: 9780745608884 | 4.26 Mb

This study explores the two worlds of feast and famine in early modern Europe. It brings together a mosaic of images from Italian folklore: phantasmagoric processions of giants, pigs, vagabonds, down-trodden rogues, charlatans and beggars in rags. ItMoreThis study explores the two worlds of feast and famine in early modern Europe. It brings together a mosaic of images from Italian folklore: phantasmagoric processions of giants, pigs, vagabonds, down-trodden rogues, charlatans and beggars in rags.

It reconstructs a world inhabited by the strange forces of peasant culture, and describes the various rituals - carnivals, festivities, competitions and funerals - in which food played a central role.



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