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Dirty Things: Bread, Maize, Women, and Christian Identity in Sixteenth-Century America

Heather Martel

in Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149976
eISBN:
9780231520799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149976.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the physical and spiritual effects of “dirty” foods that concerned sixteenth-century Spanish and Catholics in North America. According to the sixteenth-century Milanese ... More


Crop and Society in Centers of Diversity

Stephen B. Brush

in Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100495
eISBN:
9780300130140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100495.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter introduces three crop and farming regions—potatoes in the Peruvian Andes, maize in Mesoamerica, and wheat in Antolia. The three cases of crop diversity introduced are among a small ... More


Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Stephen B. Brush

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100495
eISBN:
9780300130140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100495.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book defines the dimensions of crop diversity and questions surrounding it. Understanding the nature of crop diversity and its fate in the modern world is an international scientific enterprise ... More


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