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Revision as of 23:49, 9 October 2017

Mead (sometimes: "meath") is a fermented, alcoholic beverage made primarily of water and honey.

There are many sub-types of mead with their own names:

Metheglin
a mead containing spices
Melomel
a mead containing fruit
Oxymel
a mead containing vinegar

among others, some of which are period names (metheglin, melomel) and some are not (capsicumel).

Sources

Name Date Country Language English Translation Description Panels
De Re Rustica by Columella ~50 CE Rome Classical Latin 1745 translation, others exist. Roman farm manual, contains mead recipes - De aqua mulsa facienda
Naturalis Historia by Pliny 79 CE Rome Classical Latin 1601 translation, [1855], others exist. A survey of the natural world, contains references to mead.
Opus agriculturae (Palladius on husbondrie) ~400 CE Rome Classical Latin Middle English version ~1420 Book on agriculture provides a recipe for mead, "De Idromelle." The digitized manuscript is OCR'd poorly, so you may need to go to the scanned edition.
Trossingen 58 Grave Find 580 CE Germany Archaeological, book in German This grave find contained a bottle with pollen grains indicating a mixed fermented beverage including honey. 6th Century CE Hopped Mead
al-Kitab al-Ṭabīḫ of Abu Muhammad al-Muthaffar ibn Nasr ibn Sayyār al-Warrāq 900-1000 CE Iraq Arabic available, in print The earliest known Arabic cookbook, it has several mead recipes in it.
Geoponica 900-1000 CE Byzantine Empire Greek available A Byzantine farm manual, contains mead, cyser, pyment, and rhodomel recipes.
Tractatus de magnete et operationibus eius, folio 20r 1300-1400 CE England Text in Latin, Recipes in (middle) English in English, transcription available The earliest known English mead recipe. 6th Century CE Hopped Mead
Maison rustique, or The countrey farme 1564 CE France French Period English Translation A comprehensive text on running a country estate.
The Closet of Sir Kenelme Digbie Kt. Opened 1669 CE England English (in English) Post-period, but likely based on period techniques. Comprehensive, and reasonably detailed. Contains a truly disgusting number of mead recipes. To Make White Mead

See Also

Elska á Fjárfelli of Aethelmearc's list of recipes