1st Edition

The English Medieval Feast

By William Edward Mead Copyright 1931
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Originally published in 1931, The English Medieval Feast examines the act of feasting and food during the medieval period. The book provides a scholarly look at the human detail involved in the variety of medieval manners and customs which make up the medieval feast. The book introduces the scene of the feast and its service, providing explanations of the food, drink and preparation that comprised the act of the medieval feast. The book also describes in full, certain and notable feasts of the period. The book also includes some historical examination of medieval dietetics which will be of interest to the modern reader.


    1. Some Features of English Medieval Life

    2. The Food for the Feast and the Cost

    3. Preparation of Food

    4. Medieval Drinks

    5. The Scene of the Feast

    6. Serving the Feast

    7. Notable Feasts

    8. Food and Health


    Bibliographical Note

    Index and Glossary


    William Edward Mead