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History of Bread in Iran
Author: Floor, Willem
ISBN: 9781933823775
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: MAGE PUBLISHERS
Age Group: Adult
Language: English
Delivery: 2-3 Weeks
Price: 461.54 SEK

Page: 172
Volume Count: 1
Print Year: 2015
Size: 18x25 cm
Edition: 1st
Place: Washington, DC
Weight: 370
Category
History / Iran General History
Given the importance of bread in the Iranian diet, it is surprising that its role in Iranian society has so far been ignored as a subject of study. Since ancient times, bread has been the staple diet of the peoples living in the Iranian plateau. In History of Bread in Iran, Willem Floor, one of the foremost scholars of Iranian history, describes the beginnings of agriculture and bread-making, and the various grains and other products that were, and are, used to make bread. He then delves into the making of dough in rural and urban areas, followed by an overview of baking techniques, and the many kinds of bread that were—and continue to be—made in Iran. And, because Man does not live by bread alone, we are offered an overview of the spiritual and social aspects of bread in Iranian society. Finally, the author assesses the dietary importance of bread to the people of Iran and ends by addressing the question of how the State dealt with “the bread issue,” which often determined the rise and fall of governments.
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