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The birth of the English kitchen, 1600-1850

The birth of the English kitchen, 1600-1850

Pennell, Sara ORCID: 0000-0002-2594-4601 (2016) The birth of the English kitchen, 1600-1850. Cultures of Early Modern Europe . Bloomsbury Academic, London, UK. ISBN 9781441188083

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This monograph traces the emergence of the domestic kitchen as a distinctive space that helped make houses homes from the 17th century through to the middle of the 19th, and explores how the kitchen and its contents from the hearth to the contents of the dresser drawer -- became a site of specialised activity, sociability and strife. Drawing upon texts, images, surviving structures and objects, The Birth of the English Kitchen, 1600-1850 opens up the early modern English kitchen as an important historical site in the construction of domestic relations between husband and wife, masters, mistresses and servants and householders and outsiders; and as a crucial resource in contemporary heritage landscapes.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: history, kitchens, architecture, material culture, food, social relations, households, seventeenth century, eighteenth century
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2020 00:52

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