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  • ISBN: 9780226092584
  • ISBN10: 0226092585

Bread of Dreams Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Europe

by Piero Camporesi

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1996
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In a rich and engaging book that illuminates the lives and attitudes of peasants in preindustrial Europe, Piero Camporesi makes the unexpected and fascinating claim that these people lived in a state of almost permanent hallucination, drugged by their very hunger or by bread adulterated with hallucinogenic herbs. The use of opiate products, administered even to infants and children, was widespread and was linked to a popular mythology in which herbalists and exorcists were important cultural figures. Through a careful reconstruction of the everyday lives of peasants, beggars and the poor, Camporesi presents a vivid and disconcerting image of early modern Europe as a vast laboratory of dreams.
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