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Of Dishes and Discourse: Classical Arabic Literary Representations of Food

Of Dishes and Discourse: Classical Arabic Literary Representations of Food (Hardback)

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Considers how Arab and Islamic culinary culture may be represented in literary forms. Scholars of the medieval Islamic period are keenly aware of the importance of food and wine as themes in literature. Van Gelder's witty and subtle approach teases the most out of texts as well as enabling the reader to enjoy a panorama of medieval Arabo-Islamic culture from a most unexpected, yet immediately appreciable, perspective.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: classical, early & medievalFood & DrinkPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesFood & societyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsReligious groups: social & cultural aspectsIslamic studies Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 26/10/1999 ISBN-13: 9780700711741  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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