The rituals of dinner : the origins, evolution, eccentricities, and meaning of table manners

by Margaret Visser

Paper Book, 1992

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Available

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Harmondsworth : Penguin books, 1992

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LibraryThing member herschelian
A fascinating study of table manners, how they evolved, why we need them and how they differ from country to country, age to age.
LibraryThing member gmicksmith
The first book that comes to mind on this topic is by Norbert Elias. In this work the author shows how civilization developed rituals around eating. It is in this vein that the book was written about the origins, evolution, eccentricities, and meaning of table manners.

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