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Dimensions:
197 × 120 mm
184 pages
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781780237336
Illustrations:
70 illustrations, 51 in colour
Published:
01 May 2017
Series:
Edible

Honey A Global History Lucy M. Long

Honey is now thought of mostly as a sweetener, but in its long history around the world, it has been treated as a food, tonic, medicine and preservative. It was also used in religious rituals as a sacred food from the gods. And its creators – bees – are vital to the pollination of wild plants as well as many domesticated crops.

Lucy M. Long explores the fascinating history of honey, tracing its use and meanings through numerous cultures and demonstrating how this seemingly simple substance is connected to politics, religion, economics, popular culture and beliefs about the natural and supernatural world.

Lucy M. Long is a folklorist, food studies scholar and Director of the non-profit Center for Food and Culture in Ohio.