Wine and the Vine: An Historical Geography of Viticulture and the Wine Trade

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CONTENTS
Place-names: a notex
List of figuresxi
List of tablesxiii
Preface to the paperback editionxiv
Prefacexxiii
Acknowledgementsxxv
1 THEMES IN THE HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF VITICULTURE 1
The historical geography of viticulture3
Individuals and structures: a theoretical perspective5
Symbols and society8
Production and exchange10
Cultural landscapes of the vine14
2 VITICULTURE AND VINDICATION 27
Ampelography and the vine29
Vinification: chemistry and the human milieu46
Elevage: the ageing and maturing of wine54
Wine traditions: ancient and modern57
3 THE ORIGINS OF VITICULTURE: SYMBOLS AND MYSTERIES 58
Sources and evidence61
The origins of viticulture and vinification63
The prehistoric symbolism of wine and the vine77
Wine and the vine: symbols of fertility and luxury91
4 WINE IN THE GRAECO-ROMAN ECONOMY 94
Viticulture and the wine trade in the Greek economy95
Viticulture and vinification in the Roman world101

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