The Land of Hunger

The Land of Hunger

By: Piero Camporesi (author)Hardback

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In this highly original book, Camporesi explores the two worlds of feast and famine in early modern Europe. The Land of Hunger is a graphic and engaging journey into the folk culture of early modern Europe. It will consolidate Camporesi s reputation as one of the most original and imaginative historians of our time.

About Author

Piero Camporesi is Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Bologna.


Introduction: From Giant to Beggar: the Colossus and the Man of Naught. 1. The Devil s Carnival. 2. Charlatans, Cheats and Malingerers. 3. The Science of the Belly: Decline and Death of the Myth of Cockaigne. 4. The Land of Hunger. 5. The Witches Carnival. 6. A Blemished World. Notes. Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745608884
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780745608884
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 0745608884
  • translations: Italian

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