Ancient Wine

Ancient Wine Author Patrick E. McGovern
ISBN-10 9781400849536
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 392
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The history of civilization is, in many ways, the history of wine. This book is the first comprehensive and up-to-date account of the earliest stages of vinicultural history and prehistory, which extends back into the Neolithic period and beyond. Elegantly written and richly illustrated, Ancient Wine opens up whole new chapters in the fascinating story of wine and the vine by drawing upon recent archaeological discoveries, molecular and DNA sleuthing, and the texts and art of long-forgotten peoples. Patrick McGovern takes us on a personal odyssey back to the beginnings of this consequential beverage when early hominids probably enjoyed a wild grape wine. We follow the course of human ingenuity in domesticating the Eurasian vine and learning how to make and preserve wine some 7,000 years ago. Early winemakers must have marveled at the seemingly miraculous process of fermentation. From success to success, viniculture stretched out its tentacles and entwined itself with one culture after another (whether Egyptian, Iranian, Israelite, or Greek) and laid the foundation for civilization itself. As medicine, social lubricant, mind-altering substance, and highly valued commodity, wine became the focus of religious cults, pharmacopoeias, cuisines, economies, and society. As an evocative symbol of blood, it was used in temple ceremonies and occupies the heart of the Eucharist. Kings celebrated their victories with wine and made certain that they had plenty for the afterlife. (Among the colorful examples in the book is McGovern's famous chemical reconstruction of the funerary feast--and mixed beverage--of "King Midas.") Some peoples truly became "wine cultures." When we sip a glass of wine today, we recapitulate this dynamic history in which a single grape species was harnessed to yield an almost infinite range of tastes and bouquets. Ancient Wine is a book that wine lovers and archaeological sleuths alike will raise their glasses to.



Amphoras and the Ancient Wine Trade

Amphoras and the Ancient Wine Trade Author Virginia Grace
ISBN-10 0876616198
Release 1979
Pages 32
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Although this booklet is based on broken pottery found during the excavation of the Agora, the author ranges far beyond the confines of Athens in her discussion of the purpose and significance of different amphora types. Amphoras were used in the ancient world to transport various different types of products, including wine and oil. The author shows how chronological variations in shape and the geographical clues offered by stamped handles make amphoras a fascinating source of economic information. The booklet illustrates many different forms of amphora, all set into context by the well-written text.



The Origins and Ancient History of Wine

The Origins and Ancient History of Wine Author Patrick E. McGovern
ISBN-10 9781135300944
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 440
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This volume presents contemporary evidence scientific, archaeological, botanical, textual, and historical for major revisions in our understanding of winemaking in antiquity. Among the subjects covered are the domestication of the Vinifera grape, the wine trade, the iconography of ancient wine, and the analytical and archaeological challenges posed by ancient wines. The essayists argue that wine existed as long ago as 3500 BC, almost half a millennium earlier than experts believed. Discover named these findings among the most important in 1991. Featuring the work of 23 internationally known scholars and writers, the book offers the first wide ranging treatment of wine in the early history of western Asia and the Mediterranean. Comprehensive and accessible while providing full documentation, it is sure to serve as a catalyst for future research.



Ancient Wine New Wineskins

Ancient Wine  New Wineskins Author Jon L. Berquist
ISBN-10 9781597525039
Release 2006-03-15
Pages 188
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This trailblazing volume juxtaposes traditions of faith from the Old Testament with themes of communion in the early church to produce rich new understandings of the Eucharist for today's worshipers. In a vivid and inviting style, Jon Berquist moves from the elements of the meal to the people who partake to the God who invites, producing fresh perspectives all along the way. Clergy and laity alike can enlarge their interpretation of communion by including motifs from the Old Testament.



Inventing Wine A New History of One of the World s Most Ancient Pleasures

Inventing Wine  A New History of One of the World s Most Ancient Pleasures Author Paul Lukacs
ISBN-10 9780393239645
Release 2013-10-21
Pages 384
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"Meticulously researched history…look[s] at how wine and Western civilization grew up together." —Dave McIntyre, Washington Post Because science and technology have opened new avenues for vintners, our taste in wine has grown ever more diverse. Wine is now the subject of careful chemistry and global demand. Paul Lukacs recounts the journey of wine through history—how wine acquired its social cachet, how vintners discovered the twin importance of place and grape, and how a basic need evolved into a realm of choice.



Wine in Ancient Egypt

Wine in Ancient Egypt Author Maria Rosa Guasch Jané
ISBN-10 1407303384
Release 2008
Pages 72
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Wine is a beverage that belongs to the Mediterranean culture. A study of the origins of wine shows how deep vineyards are rooted in this area from West to East and since antiquity. The oldest and most extensive documentation about viticulture and winemaking comes from Egypt. Vineyards have been grown in the Nile Delta for five thousand years. The historical and archaeological study of documents and paintings related to winemaking coming from walls of Egyptian tombs, still presents nowadays unknown aspects. Thanks to the development of analytical techniques, we are now able to shed light on a new aspect known to us from the first Mediterranean civilization: the wine culture in Egypt. This present study has three objectives: To provide a bibliographical study of viticulture and oenology in ancient Egypt; to verify, in an analytical way, the presence of wine in amphorae of ancient Egypt; and to investigate what kinds of wine were produced in ancient Egypt.



Wine

Wine Author Stefan K. Estreicher
ISBN-10 9780875864778
Release 2006
Pages 186
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The story of wine is the story of religion, medicine, science, war, discovery and dream. This compact, engaging, easy-to-read and well-illustrated text covers the essential historical background and the key developments in the history of wine through the ages, with lists of top vintages.



The History of Ancient and Modern Wines

The History of Ancient and Modern Wines Author Alexander Henderson
ISBN-10 KBNL:KBNL03000160378
Release 1824
Pages 408
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Ancient Cuisine on the British Isles

Ancient Cuisine on the British Isles Author William Carew Hazlitt
ISBN-10 9783845710563
Release 2012-12-19
Pages 144
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William Carew Hazlitt legt dem Leser in diesem Buch nicht nur traditionelle britischen Rezepte nahe, sondern wirft auch einen näheren Blick auf auf die Kulturgeschichte des Essens in Großbritannien und anderen Nationen. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.



Wine Wine Offering In The Religion Of Ancient Egypt

Wine   Wine Offering In The Religion Of Ancient Egypt Author Poo
ISBN-10 9781317793106
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 256
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Wine in the Bible

Wine in the Bible Author Jabier Marquinez
ISBN-10 9781935879831
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 125
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Wine was an inseparable part of the ancient Israeli diet and its production was so important that farmers with active vineyards were exempt from military service. In the Bible, only water and bread are mentioned as often. In Wine in the Bible, Jabier Marquinez gives readers unique insight into wine's inextricable place in the lives of ancient Israelites with direct references form the Old and New Testaments, which relay such intricate details as specific vineyard practices from grafting and pruning to watering and fertilizing, ethical labor agreements with foreign vineyard workers, vineyard pests and proper abatement techniques, ancient winery technology, and the use of wine as medicine and dyes. This book is a fascinating examination of the daily lives, at work and leisure, of Biblical-era winemakers and wine drinkers.



Historical Alcoholic Beverages

Historical Alcoholic Beverages Author Source Wikipedia
ISBN-10 1230835237
Release 2013-09
Pages 38
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 36. Chapters: Ancient wine, Medieval wine, Malvasia, Ancient Rome and wine, History of wine, Ancient Greece and wine, Commandaria, Retsina, Hippocras, Falernian wine, Caecuban wine, Persian wine, Posset, Shirazi wine, Lesbian wine, Claret, Alban wine, Chian wine, Caudle, Coan wine, Vino Greco, Battle of the Wines, Passum, Rumney wine, Fumarium, Shedeh, Cretan wine, Conditum Paradoxum. Excerpt: Ancient Rome played a pivotal role in the history of wine. The earliest influences of viticulture on the Italian peninsula can be traced to Ancient Greeks and Etruscans. The rise of the Roman Empire saw an increase in technology and awareness of winemaking which spread to all parts of the empire. The influence of the Romans has had a profound effect of the histories of today's major winemaking regions of France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. In the hands of the Romans, wine became "democratic" and available to all, from the lowly slave to the simple peasant to the aristocrat. The Romans' belief that wine was a daily necessity of life promoted its widespread availability among all classes. This led to the desire to spread viticulture and wine production to every part of the Roman empire, to ensure steady supplies for Roman soldiers and colonists. Economics also came into play, as Roman merchants saw opportunities for trade with native tribes such as those from Gaul and Germania, bringing Roman influences to these regions before the arrival of the Roman military . The works of Roman writers-most notably Cato, Columella, Horace, Palladius, Pliny, Varro and Virgil-give insights on the role of wine in Roman culture and contemporary understanding of winemaking and viticultural practices. Many of the techniques and principles first developed in Roman times can be found in modern winemaking. Ancient Roman statue of Dionysus (also known as...



The History of Ancient and Modern Wines

The History of Ancient and Modern Wines Author Alexander HENDERSON (M.D.)
ISBN-10 BL:A0019153170
Release 1824
Pages
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Wine and wine offering in the religion of ancient Egypt

Wine and wine offering in the religion of ancient Egypt Author Mu-chou Poo
ISBN-10 UOM:39015034897341
Release 1995
Pages 187
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Drink and be merry

Drink and be merry Author Mikhal Dayagi-Mendeles
ISBN-10 UVA:X006118694
Release 1999
Pages 136
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The Exploitation of Plant Resources in Ancient Africa

The Exploitation of Plant Resources in Ancient Africa Author Marijke van der Veen
ISBN-10 0306461099
Release 1999-06-30
Pages 284
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This volume presents a completely new and very substantial body of information about the origin of agriculture and plant use in Africa. All the evidence is very recent and for the first time all this archaeobotanical evidence is brought together in one volume (at present the information is unpublished or published in many disparate journals, confer ence reports, monographs, site reports, etc. ). Early publications concerned with the origins of African plant domestication relied almost exclusively on inferences made from the modem distribution of the wild progenitors of African cultivars; there existed virtually no archaeobotanical data at that time. Even as recently as the early 1990s direct evidence for the transition to farming and the relative roles of indigenous versus Near Eastern crops was lacking for most of Africa. This volume changes that and presents a wide range of ex citing new evidence, including case studies from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Uganda, Egypt, and Sudan, which range in date from 8000 BP to the present day. The volume ad dresses topics such as the role of wild plant resources in hunter-gatherer and farming com munities, the origins of agriculture, the agricultural foundation of complex societies, long-distance trade, the exchange of foods and crops, and the human impact on local vege tation-all key issues of current research in archaeology, anthropology, agronomy, ecol ogy, and economic history.



Ancient West East Volume 2

Ancient West   East  Volume 2 Author G R Tsetskhladze
ISBN-10 9004129596
Release 2003-06-01
Pages 208
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Published twice yearly, this work is devoted to the study of the history and archaeology of the periphery of the Graeco-Roman world. It includes essays on the wine presses of Western Phrygia; Gepids in the 3rd-5th centuries CE; and the population around the Greek colonies in the Black Sea area.