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ENGL 9077A Food Studies in the Renaissance

Food Studies in the Renaissance

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Reference Sources

Oxford English Dictionary (online)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online)

Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance  DBW Reference CB361.C257 2003

Encyclopedia of the Renaissance DBW Reference CB361.E52 1999

Culinary Biographies DBW Reference TX649.A1C85 2006

A Cultural History of Food DBW Reference  GT2850.C8528 2012

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture DBW Reference GT2850.E53 2003

Oxford Companion to Food DBW Reference TX349.D38 2006



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Defining Gender (1450-1910)
"A collection of over 50,000 images from original documents relating to Gender Studies. The source documents are drawn from the holdings of libraries and archives throughout the world, including many from the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England."  Includes essays and primary documents relating to Early Modern domestic life.

Perdita Manuscripts
"This digital collection has been produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University. "Perdita" means "lost woman" and the aim of the Project has been to identify and describe all manner of manuscript writing by early modern women from diaries to works of drama."

Secondary Sources

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    Bibliography of British and Irish History
    "Provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available, from 55BC to the present."

    Historical Abstracts
    "Provides abstracts to dissertations and scholarly articles and books on world history from 1450 to the present." (For American and Canadian content see the database:  "America History and Life").

    Humanities International Complete
    "Topics include archaeology, area studies, art, classical studies, communications, dance, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, linguistics, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, and theology. Coverage: 1984-current "

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    Literature Online (LION)
    "Literature Online Complete Collection contains an ever-growing database of more than 260,000 works dated 600AD to the present (English poetry from 600 AD to present, American poetry from 1603 to present, English and American drama 1280 to 1915, English prose 1500 to 1900, and more). LION also includes biographies, bibliographies (such as the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature), web links and key secondary sources from the twentieth century. Coverage: 600 AD-current"

    MLA International Bibliography
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    ProQuest Research Library
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    Scholars Portal Journals
    "a digital repository of over 57 million scholarly articles drawn from journals covering every academic discipline."


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