By Paul Jennings
This booklet is an advent to the historical past of alcoholic drink in England from the tip of the center a long time to the current day. Treating the topic thematically, it covers who drank, what they drank, how a lot, who produced and offered drink, the areas the place it was once loved and the meanings which consuming had for individuals. It additionally seems to be on the various competition to consuming and the ways that it's been regulated and policed.
As a social and cultural background, it examines where of drink in society and the way social advancements have affected its background and what it intended to members and teams as a cultural perform. overlaying a longer interval in time, this ebook takes within the very important adjustments caused through the Reformation and the techniques of industrialization and urbanization. This quantity additionally makes a speciality of drink when it comes to type and gender and the significance of worldwide advancements, in addition to the importance of local and native distinction. when a piece of background, it attracts upon the insights of quite a number different disciplines that have jointly complicated our knowing of alcohol. the focal point is England, however it recognizes the significance of comparability with the adventure of alternative international locations in furthering our realizing of England’s specific experience.
This e-book argues for the centrality of drink in English society in the course of the interval into consideration, when emphasizing the ways that its use, abuse and the way they've been skilled and perceived have replaced at assorted ancient moments. it's the first scholarly paintings which covers the background of drink in England in all its features over such a longer time period. Written in a full of life and approachable sort, this booklet is acceptable if you happen to research social and cultural historical past, in addition to people with an curiosity within the background of drink in England.
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A History of Drink and the English, 1500–2000 (Perspectives in Economic and Social History) by Paul Jennings