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Dalby, Andrew 1947-

Works: 74 works in 413 publications in 6 languages and 12,042 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals  Encyclopedias  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: P371, 403
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew Dalby
Dictionary of languages : the definitive reference to more than 400 languages by Andrew Dalby( Book )

51 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than 400 living and extinct languages are detailed in this information-packed reference. Each article covers the political, social, and historical background of the language by stating the number of speakers; the countries where it is spoken; how many dialects it spawned; its origins, characteristics, and examples of both words and the alphabet; and pronunciations. Anecdotes, literary quotations, and charts of script and numerals appear in sidebars to illustrate the cultures connected to the languages. This is an essential guide to the languages of the world."---"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Rediscovering Homer : inside the origins of the epic by Andrew Dalby( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the traditional stories of the poet, Homer; and discusses the gender and social issues found in the "Iliad" and "Odyssey," the origin of both epics, and the assumption that the author may have been female
Dangerous tastes : the story of spices by Andrew Dalby( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spices and aromatics are woven into human history. Since antiquity they have taken pride of place in the markets of the world for their irresistible contribution to food, drink, health, perfume, sex, religion, magic and ritual. Hunger for spices lies behind some of the great explorations and has led to wealth, conquest and even genocide." "Dangerous Tastes offers a fresh perspective on these exotic substances and the roles they have played over the centuries. The author shows how each region became part of a worldwide network of trade - with local consequences ranging from disaster to triumph."--Jacket
Language in danger : the loss of linguistic diversity and the threat to our future by Andrew Dalby( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of the approximately 5,000 languages spoken around the globe today, Andrew Dalby predicts that half will be lost during this century. How will this linguistic extinction affect our lives? Is there a possibility that humanity will become a monolingual species? Should we care?" "Language in Danger is an historical investigation into the disappearance of languages and the consequences that future generations may face. Whether describing the effects of Latin's displacement of native languages in the aftermath of Rome's imperial expansion or the aggressive extermination of hundreds of indigenous North American languages through a brutal policy of forcing Native Americans to learn English, Dalby reveals that linguistic extinction has traditionally occurred as a result of economic inequality, political oppression, and even genocide. Bringing this historical perspective to bear on the uncertain fate of hundreds of pocket cultures - cultures whose languages are endangered by less obvious threats, such as multinational economic forces, immigration, nationalism, and global telecommunications - Language in Danger speaks out against the progressive silencing of our world's irreplaceable voices." "More than an account of the decline of linguistic diversity, Language in Danger explains why humanity must protect its many unique tongues. Since all languages represent different ways of perceiving, mapping, and classifying the world, they act as repositories for cultural traditions and localized knowledge. The growing trend toward linguistic standarization - for example, politically designated national languages - threatens the existence of more marginalized cultures and ethnic customs, leaving only a few dominant tongues. The resulting languages become less flexible, nuanced, and inventive as they grow increasingly homogenized. Dalby argues that humanity needs linguistic variety not only to communicate, but to sustain and enhance our understanding of the world."--Jacket
The classical cookbook by Andrew Dalby( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Classical Cookbook is the first book of its kind to explore the cuisine of the Mediterranean in ancient times, from 750 B.C. to A.D. 450. The authors draw on a mass of fascinating sources beyond the familiar recipes of the Roman gourmet Apicius, who mainly described the food of the privileged classes at the end of the Roman Empire. All types of food are represented here, allowing the modern cook to re-create the varied diet of the classical world, from the banquets of the rich to the simpler meals of soldiers, farmers, and slaves. We can still enjoy Terrine of Asparagus, Sweet Wine Cakes, Olive Relish, or Toronaean Shark. Each chapter provides a historical outline, with translations of the original recipes followed by versions for the modern cook. The book is illustrated throughout with delightful scenes of food, hunters, and revelers from wall paintings, mosaics, and Greek vases
Empire of pleasures : luxury and indulgence in the Roman world by Andrew Dalby( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text envelops the reader in a world devoted to the fulfilment of the senses, recapturing the Roman Empire as it was sensed and imaged by those who lived in it. It presents a survey of how the Romans depicted and visualised their food
Siren feasts : a history of food and gastronomy in Greece by Andrew Dalby( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheese, wine, honey and olive oil - four of Greece's best known contributions to culinary culture - were already well known four thousand years ago. Remains of honeycombs and of cheeses have been found under the volcanic ash of the Santorini eruption of 1627 BC. Over the millennia, Greek food diversified and absorbed neighbouring traditions, yet retained its own distinctive character. In Siren Feasts, Andrew Dalby provides the first serious social history of Greek food. He begins with the tunny fishers of the neolithic age, and traces the story through the repertoire of classical G
Food in the ancient world, from A to Z by Andrew Dalby( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sensual, yet pre-eminently functional, food is of intrinsic interest to us all, and was a necessity and pleasure in ancient times as well. In this informative and entertaining work of reference, Andrew Dalby explores an encyclopaedic range of foods and drinks known to us from the Greek and Roman worlds. Food in the Ancient World from A to Z will be an invaluable companion for classicists and gastronomes alike."--Jacket
A guide to world language dictionaries by Andrew Dalby( Book )

19 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bacchus : a biography by Andrew Dalby( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and German and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of the God Bacchus, also known as Dionysos, begins on the banks of the River Asopos at Thebes, where Zeus, all-seeing king of the gods, caught sight of the beautiful mortal Semele and vowed to make her his. The baby Bacchus was the result of their brief affair, delivered, it is said, from a womb fashioned in his father's thigh and with tiny horns protruding from his head." "Thus a strange beginning was to lead to even stranger tales, passed down through generations of dramatists, poets, story-tellers, and historians, until today they may seem to be mere myths from a long-ago world. Pieced together here, they tell of Bacchus's youth spent on Mount Nysa among the nymphs and Satyrs: of his relentless pursuit by the goddess Hera, consumed with fury at her husband Zeus's waywardness; of Bacchus's victory over India and other lands while still a mortal; and of his many love affairs, most famously with Ariadne, whom he rescued from the shores of Naxos after her cruel abandonment by Theseus." "But Bacchus is perhaps best remembered for his gift to humanity of wine. With it he brought pleasure, but also savagery and death - witness the tragedy of Pentheus, torn apart at the hands of his own mother and her fellow Maenads in the midst of a Bacchic frenzy. With many other such intriguing episodes drawn from an astonishing range of sources - even including obscure and fragmentary records detailing the very songs chanted by initiates at such secret rites - this biography brings the strangely powerful wine god to life as never before."--Jacket
South East Asia : a guide to reference material by Andrew Dalby( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world and Wikipedia : how we are editing reality by Andrew Dalby( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five years ago such questions didn't matter; Wikipedia was one source among many, and no one took it very seriously. Two years ago they hardly mattered, because the newspapers said Wikipedia couldn't be trusted, and there was always a more 'reliable' source to check later
Cheese : a global history by Andrew Dalby( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of cheese, from pre-history to the present day
Geoponika : farm work : a modern translation of the Roman and Byzantine farming handbook by Andrew Dalby( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This remarkable anthology of classical agricultural texts, entitled 'Farm Work' or 'Geoponika', was compiled at the behest of the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (AD 913-959). Under his direction a series of handbooks was produced, distilling useful knowledge from more than a millennium of Greek and Latin writing on various subjects of practical use from diplomacy and siege warfare to farming. It is of particular value to modern scholars because it quotes from texts that have long since been lost to the world, particularly from authors of the late classical period whose works reflected the agricultural practices of Anatolia, Africa and the Near East. Although the 'Geoponika' has been known in Britain since it was first published here in 1704, there has only been the one English translation, by the Rev. Thomas Owen in 1804/5. Andrew Dalby has considered the original afresh, learning on the more modern edition of the Greek by Beckh in 1894, and has come up with a more fluent and comprehensible version for the present-day reader. His expertise in matters of food and cookery in the classical and Byzantine world has contributed greatly to the wider utility of his translation. So little is known, or published, about Byzantine food culture and domestic economy that this book should be a really important step forward for students and scholars alike"--Publisher's description, p. [2] of dust jacket
Flavours of Byzantium by Andrew Dalby( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Turkish and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essen - Rezept - Konstantinopel - Gewürz - Nahrung
Venus : a biography by Andrew Dalby( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South East Asia : Prince Charoon and others by Andrew Dalby( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tastes of Byzantium : the cuisine of a legendary empire by Andrew Dalby( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the food and eating customs during the Byzantine Empire
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Dictionary of languages : the definitive reference to more than 400 languages
Alternative Names
Andreas Dalby

Andrew Dalby britischer Autor, Kulturhistoriker und Sprachwissenschaftler

Andrew Dalby British academic

Andrew Dalby Brits taalkundige

Andrew Dalby Chercheur britannique

Andrew Dalby linguista, traduttore e storico inglese

Dalby, A. 1947-

Dalby, A.K., 1947-

Dalby, A. K. (Andrew Kenneth)

Dalby, Andrew K., 1947-

Dalby, Andrew Kenneth 1947-

Άντριου Ντάλμπυ

달비, 앤드루

댈비, 앤드류


ドルビー, アンドリュー

Rediscovering Homer : inside the origins of the epicDangerous tastes : the story of spicesLanguage in danger : the loss of linguistic diversity and the threat to our futureThe classical cookbookEmpire of pleasures : luxury and indulgence in the Roman worldSiren feasts : a history of food and gastronomy in GreeceFood in the ancient world, from A to ZA guide to world language dictionaries