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Commensality and Ceremonial Meals in the Neo-Assyrian Period

Stefania Ermidoro    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



Like a language, food is a witness to the tradition and to the identity of a human group, reflecting self-representation and social interaction. Assyrians developed a particular consciousness of commensality as a vehicle for cultural messages. This book investigates institutional banquets and ritualized meals in the Neo-Assyrian period. Through a philological analysis on commensality, integrated with historical and iconographic data, it offers a new perspective on the Mesopotamian society of the first millennium BCE.

Pubblicato: 30 Dicembre 2015

Lingua: it

ISBN (print): 978-88-7543-401-4
ISBN (ebook): 978-88-6969-058-7
DOI 10.14277/978-88-6969-058-7

permalink http://doi.org/10.14277/978-88-6969-058-7

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