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The Resource The bakers of Paris and the bread question, 1700-1775, Steven Laurence Kaplan

The bakers of Paris and the bread question, 1700-1775, Steven Laurence Kaplan

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The bakers of Paris and the bread question, 1700-1775
Title
The bakers of Paris and the bread question, 1700-1775
Statement of responsibility
Steven Laurence Kaplan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In preindustrial Europe, dependence on grain shaped every phase of life from economic development to spiritual expression, and the problem of subsistence dominated the everyday order of things in a merciless and unremitting way. Steven Laurence Kaplan's The Bakers of Paris and the Bread Question, 1700-1775 focuses on the production and distribution of France's most important commodity in the sprawling urban center of eighteenth-century Paris where provisioning needs were most acutely felt and most difficult to satisfy. Kaplan shows how the relentless demand for bread constructed the pattern of daily life in Paris as decisively and subtly as elaborate protocol governed the social life at Versailles." "In his exploration of bread's materiality and cultural meaning, Kaplan looks at bread's fashioning of identity and examines the conditions of supply and demand in the marketplace. He also sets forth a complete history of the bakers and their guild, and unmasks the methods used by the authorities in their efforts to regulate trade." "Because the bakers and their bread were central to Parisian daily life, Kaplan's study is also a comprehensive meditation on an entire society, its government, and its capacity to endure."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaplan, Steven L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9058.B743
LC item number
F85 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bread industry
  • Bakers
  • Food supply
  • Bread
Label
The bakers of Paris and the bread question, 1700-1775, Steven Laurence Kaplan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [717]-744) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32746495
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 761 pages
Isbn
9780822317067
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95023182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The bakers of Paris and the bread question, 1700-1775, Steven Laurence Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [717]-744) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32746495
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 761 pages
Isbn
9780822317067
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95023182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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