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Table culture
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A. General observations and sources

In the wider sense, table culture refers to all practices linked to nutrition, to concrete activities as well as their symbolic representations. This new comprehensive approach to ancient TC owes a lot to the advances in anthropology since Claude Levi-Strauss; anthropological research has revealed astonishing interconnections between the TCs of the societies under examination. The task…

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Schmitt-Pantel, Pauline (Paris), “Table culture”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e402730>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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