The power of feasts : from prehistory to the present

Level E A394.2 /744847 On loanDue: 15-04-2020   Recall
Full title: The power of feasts : from prehistory to the present / Brian Hayden.
Main author: Hayden, Brian.
Format: Book           

Summary: "In this book, Brian Hayden provides the first comprehensive, theoretical work on the history of feasting in prehistorical societies. As an important barometer of cultural change, feasting is at the forefront of theoretical developments in archaeology. The Power of Feasts chronicles the evolution of the practice from its first perceptible prehistoric presence to modern industrial times. This study explores recurring patterns in the dynamics of feasts as well as linkages to other aspects of culture such as food, personhood, cognition, power, politics, and economics. Analyzing detailed ethnographic and archaeological observations from a wide variety of cultures, including Oceania and Southeast Asia, the Americas, and Eurasia, Hayden illuminates the role of feasts as an invaluable insight into the social and political structures of past societies"--
Language: English
Published: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Classmark: A394.2 /744847
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-422) and index.
ISBN: 9781107042995