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Honey: A Global History

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AuthorLucy M. Long
ISBN9781780237336
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2017
PublisherReaktion Books
BindingHardback
Original Price£11.99
Pages176
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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.

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

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