Insatiable appetite: food as cultural signifier in the Middle East and beyond

Kirill Dmitriev (Editor), Julia Hauser (Editor), Bilal Orfali (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology


Insatiable Appetite: Food as Cultural Signifier in the Middle East and Beyond explores the cultural ramifications of food and foodways in the Mediterranean, and Arab-Muslim countries in particular. The volume addresses the cultural meanings of food from a wider chronological scope, from antiquity to present, adopting approaches from various disciplines, including classical Greek philology, Arabic literature, Islamic studies, anthropology, and history. The contributions to the book are structured around six thematic parts, ranging in focus from social status to religious prohibitions, gender issues, intoxicants, vegetarianism, and management of scarcity.
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9789004409552
ISBN (Print)9789004407626, 9789004413023
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameIslamic history and civilization
ISSN (Print)0929-2403


  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Food


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