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Food
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1. History of nutrition

1.1 Issues and scope of inquiry

According to the school of the French sociologist Marcel Mauss, nutrition counted as a social “complete phenomenon,” which, in the sphere of the everyday (Everyday world), “is inextricably linked to other forms of existence” [31]. In the course of the social-hist…

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Krug-Richter, Barbara and Zimmermann, Clemens, “Food”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 20 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018900>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126



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