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Tastes in the Roman provinces: an archaeobotanical approach to socio-cultural change

Livarda, Alexandra

Authors

Alexandra Livarda Alexandra.Livarda@nottingham.ac.uk



Contributors

K.C. Rudolph
Editor

Abstract

Taste is a complicated matter. Give a plate of Brussels sprouts to a heterogeneous group of people and you will receive a range of responses, from disgusting to delicious. What determines food preferences is subject to much scholarly research, which stresses the social context as an important element in the development of tastes. Conditioned by the social environment, tastes are far from static. When one is faced, for instance, with new products, the choice to partly or fully integrate them into one’s diet, or conversely to ignore or reject them, can reflect cultural or social affinities, certain preconceptions, and in the longer term, the development of human relations as well as economic and political choices.

Citation

Livarda, A. (2017). Tastes in the Roman provinces: an archaeobotanical approach to socio-cultural change. In K. Rudolph (Ed.), Taste and the ancient senses. Routledge

Acceptance Date Sep 1, 2016
Publication Date Aug 1, 2017
Deposit Date Mar 26, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jan 2, 2019
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title Taste and the ancient senses
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/50686
Related Public URLs https://www.routledge.com/Taste-and-the-Ancient-Senses/Rudolph/p/book/9781844658695
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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