By Evi Margaritis,Jane M. Renfrew,Martin K. Jones,Sherry Fox

This quantity investigates varied points touching on the old, social, and fiscal worth of wine, from the prehistory via to trendy instances. It specializes in the Aegean and Cyprus, key components for the heritage of the vine and the improvement of the commercial worth and buying and selling of wine. No earlier examine has accomplished the designated assurance provided during this quantity, spanning one of these chronological diversity with regularly cutting edge and ways, methodologies and new datasets. With first-class case reviews, it synthesizes archaeological, archaeobotanical, and natural is still, complemented through written resources. via dialogue of the social contexts of foods and drinks in Neolithic Greece, the huge construction and long-distance alternate of wine, the ensuing monetary association and its influence on land administration, the social function of wine intake in ritual or in ceremonial feasting, the creation of wine in rural Hellenistic Greece, its healing use, exchange within the Byzantine period or even modern-day creation in Cyprus (to point out just a couple of of the valuable points), this quantity basically deepens our realizing of this complicated subject and in addition to pointing how one can new probabilities for destiny study.

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