IL GRANO COMANDAVA TUTTO Riflessioni sulla sacralità del pane nelle società contadine tradizionali europee

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] THE WHEAT COMMANDED EVERYTHING Reflections on the sacredness of bread in traditional European peasant societies

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Abstract

The study is a reflection on the symbolic value of wheat in European peasant societies starting from the well-known affirmation of the historian Braudel regarding the originality of the European food system based on the combination of wheat and 'grass', i.e. agriculture and livestock. This particular worldview has remained practically intact until recently, as another great French historian, Jacques Le Goff, remarked so well when he spoke of the 'long Middle Ages'.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] THE WHEAT COMMANDED EVERYTHING Reflections on the sacredness of bread in traditional European peasant societies
Original languageItalian
PublisherEDUCatt
Number of pages71
ISBN (Print)978-88-9335-2246
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • European peasant society
  • grano
  • società contadina europea
  • wheat

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