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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1330: Interpreting the Medieval Meal: Medicine, Ingredients, and Allegory

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department of History, Durham University
Organiser:Giles E. M. Gasper, Department of History, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Sigbjørn Olsen Sønnesyn, Department of History, Durham University
Paper 1330-aComposing the Medieval Meal: Tracing Recipe Ingredients from the 12th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Caroline S. Yeldham, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Index terms: Daily Life, Social History
Paper 1330-bAllegorising the Medieval Meal: Robert Grosseteste and Food
(Language: English)
Giles E. M. Gasper, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life

Interpreting the medieval meal takes three different perspectives on medieval food culture from the 12th century to the 15th century. The three papers will examine the processes and pathways of a medicalisation of food; tracing changes in the ways in which particular dishes were composed over the high and later medieval period; and the allegorical meaning to which the meal especially, and hospitality in general, were put in the writings of Robert Grosseteste.