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September 1, 1934

Geographie und Geschichte der Ernährung

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Von Dr. med. K. Hintze, Professor an der Universität Leipzig. Paper. Price, 21 marks. Pp. 330. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(9):705-706. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750350069029

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Abstract

This is a comprehensive survey of the kinds of food used by mankind in various parts of the world from prehistoric times to the present. Attention is given first to the ancient civilizations of the Egyptians, Babylonians, Hebrews, Greeks and Romans; then to life in Europe over a period of 4,000 years, treated in historical periods; viz., prehistorical time, early historical to about 800, Carlovingian time, to about 1300, the Middle Ages, and the Modern Era. A brief chapter is devoted to the Far North including northern Canada, Alaska, Lapland, Greenland and polar Asia. The continent of Asia is discussed in terms of the history of food in China, Japan, India and Central Asia; Africa chiefly in terms of its geographic divisions. In the Americas, North, Central and South, the discussion is limited to the periods before the entrance of the white man. Finally, Australia and the islands of Melanesia,

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