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Italian Studies

Guide to Resources in Italian Literature and History

Books about Italian History and Culture

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General Terms

  • ITALY-CULTURE
  • ITALY--ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
  • ITALY--ECONOMIC POLICY
  • ITALY--HISTORY
  • ITALY--POPULATION
  • ITALY-POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT
  • ITALY--SOCIAL CONDITIONS
  • ITALY--SOCIAL LIFE AND CUSTOMS ART, ITALY
  • ITALIAN LANGUAGE
  • ITALIAN LITERATURE
  • ITALIAN DRAMA
  • ITALIAN WIT AND HUMOR
  • FOLK LITERATURE, ITALIAN
  • MOTION PICTURES--ITALY

Selected Readings on Food Studies

Historical Treatments:

"California studies in food and culture "

  • Popes, peasants, and shepherds : recipes and lore from Rome and Lazio
  • The life of cheese [electronic resource] : crafting food and value in America
  • The life of cheese : crafting food and value in America
  • Curried cultures : globalization, food, and South Asia
  • A feast of weeds : a literary guide to foraging and cooking wild edible plants
  • Beyond hummus and falafel [electronic resource] : social and political aspects of Palestinian food in Israel
  • American tuna : the rise and fall of an improbable food
  • The cookbook library : four centuries of the cooks, writers, and recipes that made the modern cookbook
  • Coffee life in Japan [electronic resource]
  • Why calories count [electronic resource] : from science to politics
  • Weighing in : obesity, food justice, and the limits of capitalism
  • Free for all : fixing school food in America
  • Culinary ephemera : an illustrated history
  • Of sugar and snow : a history of ice cream making
  • Encyclopedia of pasta
  • Tastes and temptations : food and art in Renaissance Italy
  • M.F.K. Fisher among the pots and pans : celebrating her kitchens
  • Cooking [electronic resource] : the quintessential artThe taste of place : a cultural journey into terroir
  • Food politics : how the food industry influences nutrition and health
  • Food : the history of taste
  • Arranging the meal : a history of table service in France
  • Meals to come : a history of the future of food
  • The queen of fats : why omega-3s were removed from the Western diet and what we can do to replace them
  • Born again bodies [electronic resource] : flesh and spirit in American Christianity
  • Tsukiji : the fish market at the center of the world
  • Paradox of plenty : a social history of eating in modern America
  • Our overweight children : what parents, schools, and communities can do to control the fatness epidemic
  • Paradox of plenty : a social history of eating in modern America
  • Eating apes
  • Safe food : bacteria, biotechnology, and bioterrorism
  • Camembert : a national myth
  • Zinfandel [electronic resource] : a history of a grape and its wine
  • Food politics : how the food industry influences nutrition and health
  • Dangerous tastes : the story of spices

 Click below to find individual titles in another series:

Food and Faith

Book Locations

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PR Find the PRs.
6063 The numbers following the letters are read as a whole number. Ex. 6063 comes after 6055. 
.C335 For the next part of the call number, go to the letter(s) and then treat the number(s) as a decimal. Ex. .C335 comes after .C3
Z42 Read the next line's numbers as a whole number. Z42 comes before Z46
2006 The final number, if included, is the year of publication.This book was published in 2006.