Ancient Wine: The Search for the Origins of Viniculture

Ancient Wine: The Search for the Origins of

The history of civilization is, in many ways, the history of wine. This book is the first comprehensive and up-to-date account of the earliest stages of vinicultural history and prehistory, which extends back into the Neolithic period and beyond. Elegantly written and richly illustrated, Ancient Wine opens up whole new chapters in the fascinating story of wine and the vine by drawing upon recent archaeological discoveries, molecular and DNA sleuthing, and the texts and art of long-forgotten peoples. Patrick McGovern takes us on a personal odyssey back to the beginnings of this consequential beverage when early hominids probably enjoyed a wild grape wine. We follow the course of human ingenuity in domesticating the Eurasian vine and learning how to make and preserve wine some 7,000 years ago. Early winemakers must have marveled at the seemingly miraculous process of fermentation. From success to success, viniculture stretched out its tentacles and entwined itself with one culture after another (whether Egyptian, Iranian, Israelite, or Greek) and laid the foundation for civilization itself. As medicine, social lubricant, mind-altering substance, and highly valued commodity, wine became the focus of religious cults, pharmacopoeias, cuisines, economies, and society. As an evocative symbol of blood, it was used in temple ceremonies and occupies the heart of the Eucharist. Kings celebrated their victories with wine and made certain that they had plenty for the afterlife. (Among the colorful examples in the book is McGovern's famous chemical reconstruction of the funerary feast--and mixed beverage--of "King Midas.") Some peoples truly became "wine cultures.? When we sip a glass of wine today, we recapitulate this dynamic history in which a single grape species was harnessed to yield an [read more]

  • Brand: Patrick E McGovern
  • ASIN: 0691127840

Ancient Wine: The Search for the Origins of Viniculture

Ancient Wine: The Search for the Origins of

The history of civilization is, in many ways, the history of wine. This book is the first comprehensive and up-to-date account of the earliest stages of vinicultural history and prehistory, which extends back into the Neolithic period and beyond. Elegantly written and richly illustrated, Ancient Wine opens up whole new chapters in the fascinating story of wine and the vine by drawing upon recent archaeological discoveries, molecular and DNA sleuthing, and the texts and art of long-forgotten peoples. Patrick McGovern takes us on a personal odyssey back to the beginnings of this consequential beverage when early hominids probably enjoyed a wild grape wine. We follow the course of human ingenuity in domesticating the Eurasian vine and learning how to make and preserve wine some 7,000 years ago. Early winemakers must have marveled at the seemingly miraculous process of fermentation. From success to success, viniculture stretched out its tentacles and entwined itself with one culture after another (whether Egyptian, Iranian, Israelite, or Greek) and laid the foundation for civilization itself. As medicine, social lubricant, mind-altering substance, and highly valued commodity, wine became the focus of religious cults, pharmacopoeias, cuisines, economies, and society. As an evocative symbol of blood, it was used in temple ceremonies and occupies the heart of the Eucharist. Kings celebrated their victories with wine and made certain that they had plenty for the afterlife. (Among the colorful examples in the book is McGovern's famous chemical reconstruction of the funerary feast--and mixed beverage--of "King Midas.") Some peoples truly became "wine cultures." When we sip a glass of wine today, we recapitulate this dynamic history in which a single grape species was harnessed to yield [read more]

  • Brand: Princeton University Press
  • ASIN: 0691070806

Ancient Wine and the Bible: The Case for Abstinence

Ancient Wine and the Bible: The Case for

The volume you hold, Ancient Wine and the Bible: The Case for Abstinence, addresses the subject with keen logic, a grasp of history, and thorough exegesis of biblical literature. Acknowledging that the Scriptures do not retain an expressed mandate against drinking alcoholic beverages as "thou shalt not steal,"he, nevertheless, demonstrates that the overwhelming witness of the Bible is like a mighty breaking wave on the north shore of Oahu, demanding abstinence based on case histories of the devastation of "strong drink" added to the "wisdom" literature of the Bible in its repeated call for abstinence.  -from Foreword by Dr. Paige Patterson, President, SWBTS* Numerous quotes from ancient and modern authorities * Examines ancient wine recipes, practices, and preservation. * Study of controversial Bible passages.

  • Brand: Brumbelow David
  • ASIN: 0982656122

Cracking the Wine Case: Unlocking Ancient Secrets in the Christian and Drinking Controversy

Cracking the Wine Case: Unlocking Ancient Secrets in the Christian and Drinking

REVISED AND UPDATED 2015 -Should Christians Drink Alcoholic Beverages? Did God Make Wine for Our Enjoyment? Was Jesus the Miracle-Working Bartender in John 2?-These questions have been debated for centuries, but what is the truth? In this book, the author takes the reader on an unforgettable journey that unlocks the ancient secrets and Scriptures that are necessary to explain these tough questions. Along this road, you will travel to a wedding reception where children drink beer and where pastors hold "church" at bars. It's a wild ride that's insightful, humorous and educational. If you've ever asked if drinking is permitted for Christians, you'll want this book in your library. Discover the Manners and Customs of the Ancients for a More Complete and Necessary Background on the Drinking Issue Over 240 Pages and 150 Cultural NotesEvery Major Scripture Passage in the Drinking Controversy is Scrutinized Study Questions at the End of Every Chapter  Endorsed by Christian Leaders, Professionals, and Universities Special Chapters for those Addicted to Alcohol

  • Brand: Scott E Smith
  • ASIN: 1449502849

Commentaries on the Laws of the Ancient Hebrews

Commentaries on the Laws of the Ancient

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

  • Brand: Brand: BiblioLife
  • ASIN: 1117985423

Origins and Ancient History of Wine (Food and Nutrition in History and Anthropology)

Origins and Ancient History of Wine (Food and Nutrition in History and

This volume presents contemporary evidence scientific, archaeological, botanical, textual, and historical for major revisions in our understanding of winemaking in antiquity. Among the subjects covered are the domestication of the Vinifera grape, the wine trade, the iconography of ancient wine, and the analytical and archaeological challenges posed by ancient wines. The essayists argue that wine existed as long ago as 3500 BC, almost half a millennium earlier than experts believed. Discover named these findings among the most important in 1991. Featuring the work of 23 internationally known scholars and writers, the book offers the first wide ranging treatment of wine in the early history of western Asia and the Mediterranean. Comprehensive and accessible while providing full documentation, it is sure to serve as a catalyst for future research.

  • Brand: Patrick McGovern
  • ASIN: 9056995529

Bible Wines or the Laws of Fermentation and Wines of the Ancients

Bible Wines or the Laws of Fermentation and Wines of the

My design is not originality. It is to collect and so to arrange the facts and arguments, under their appropriate heads, as to facilitate the investigation and to produce the clearest and firmest conviction.

  • Brand: Brand: Book Jungle
  • ASIN: 1594626626

Bible Wines: Or, the Laws of Fermentation and Wines of the Ancients

Bible Wines: Or, the Laws of Fermentation and Wines of the

Many religious people acknowledge the Bible's denunciation of drunkeness and strong drink. At the same time, honest questions are raised about what one should conclude about Jesus being called "a wine drinker" (Matthew 11:18f), and his changing water into wine at the marriage feast in Cana (John 2:1ff). What is the correct understanding of Paul's advice to Timothy, "No longer drink only water but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach" (1 Timothy 5:23)? Dr. William Patton seeks to answer some of these questions in this book, He gives a scholarly analysis of the use of the word "wine" as found in the Bible and in history. The manner in which he reviews such subjects as the "wedding Wine at Cana", "New Wine and Old Bottles" and "Not Given to Wine" is very enlightening. In his effort to destroy the supposed shelter some take in support of drinking alcoholic wines based on the Scriptures of God, he explores the evidence in both sacred and secular history.

  • ASIN: 0933672047

For the Love of Wine: My Odyssey through the World's Most Ancient Wine Culture

For the Love of Wine: My Odyssey through the World's Most Ancient Wine

In 2011 when Alice Feiring first arrived in Georgia, she felt as if she’d emerged from the magic wardrobe into a world filled with mythical characters making exotic and delicious wine with the low-tech methods of centuries past. She was smitten, and she wasn’t alone. This country on the Black Sea has an unusual effect on people; the most passionate rip off their clothes and drink wines out of horns while the cold-hearted well up with tears and make emotional toasts. Visiting winemakers fall under Georgia’s spell and bring home qvevris (clay fermentation vessels) while rethinking their own techniques. But, as in any good fairy tale, Feiring sensed that danger rode shotgun with the magic. With acclaim and growing international interest come threats in the guise of new wine consultants aimed at making wines more commercial. So Feiring fought back in the only way she knew how: by celebrating Georgia and the men and women who make the wines she loves most, those made naturally with organic viticulture, minimal intervention, and no additives. From Tbilisi to Batumi, Feiring meets winemakers, bishops, farmers, artists, and silk spinners. She feasts, toasts, and collects recipes. She encounters the thriving qvevri craftspeople of the countryside, wild grape hunters, and even Stalin’s last winemaker while plumbing the depths of this tiny country’s love for its wines.For the Love of Wine is Feiring’s emotional tale of a remarkable country and people who have survived religious wars and Soviet occupation yet managed always to keep hold of their precious wine traditions. Embedded in the narrative is the hope that Georgia has the temerity to confront its latest threat—modernization.

  • Brand: Feiring Alice
  • ASIN: 1612347649

The Origins and Ancient History of Wine (Food & Nutrition in History & Anthropology Series.)

The Origins and Ancient History of Wine (Food & Nutrition in History & Anthropology

This volume presents contemporary evidence scientific, archaeological, botanical, textual, and historical for major revisions in our understanding of winemaking in antiquity. Among the subjects covered are the domestication of the Vinifera grape, the wine trade, the iconography of ancient wine, and the analytical and archaeological challenges posed by ancient wines. The essayists argue that wine existed as long ago as 3500 BC, almost half a millennium earlier than experts believed. Discover named these findings among the most important in 1991. Featuring the work of 23 internationally known scholars and writers, the book offers the first wide ranging treatment of wine in the early history of western Asia and the Mediterranean. Comprehensive and accessible while providing full documentation, it is sure to serve as a catalyst for future research.

  • ASIN: 2881245773