Postgraduate Module Descriptor


HISM041: Food and Agriculture in Historical Perspective

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

  • Bellwood, Peter (2005) First Farmers: The Origins of Agricultural Societies (Oxford: Blackwell).
  • Bohstedt, J., The politics of provisions [electronic resource]: food riots, moral economy, and market transition in England, c. 1550-1850 (Farnham, 2010).
  • Goldschmidt, Walter (1978) As You Sow: Three Studies in the Social Consequences of Agribusiness (Allanheld, Osmun, and Co.).
  • Heath, Francis George (1911) British Rural Life and Labour, chapter 10 (London, P.S. King & Son, Orchard House, Westminster).
  • Outram, Alan (2014) “Animal Domestications,” in Cummings V, Jordan P, Zvelebil M (eds) Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 749-763
  • Popkin, Barry M. (2003) “The Nutrition Transition in the Developing World,” Development Policy Review 21(5-6): 581-597.
  • Smith, Woodruff D. (2002) Consumption and the Making of Respectability 1600-1800 (Routledge).
  • Thirsk, Joan (2007) Food in Early Modern England: Phases, Fads and Fashions 1500-1760 (Hambledon Continuum, London).
  • Wilkins, John, David Harvey and Michael Dobson, eds. (1995) Food in Antiquity (Exeter).
  • Wilson, Bee (2008) Swindled: From Poison Sweets to Counterfeit Coffee: The Dark History of the Food Cheats (John Murray).