By Paul Jennings
This ebook is an creation to the historical past of alcoholic drink in England from the top 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 bought drink, the locations the place it used to be loved and the meanings which ingesting had for individuals. It additionally seems on the diverse competition to consuming and the ways that it's been regulated and policed.
As a social and cultural heritage, it examines where of drink in society and the way social advancements have affected its background and what it intended to participants and teams as a cultural perform. masking a longer interval in time, this e-book takes within the vital adjustments led to via the Reformation and the procedures of industrialization and urbanization. This quantity additionally specializes in drink with regards to classification and gender and the significance of world advancements, in addition to the importance of nearby and native distinction. while a piece of background, it attracts upon the insights of quite a number different disciplines that have jointly complicated our figuring out of alcohol. the point of interest is England, however it recognizes the significance of comparability with the adventure of alternative nations in furthering our realizing of England’s specific experience.
This booklet argues for the centrality of drink in English society during the interval into account, while emphasizing the ways that its use, abuse and the way they've been skilled and perceived have replaced at diversified historic moments. it's the first scholarly paintings which covers the heritage of drink in England in all its features over such a longer time period. Written in a full of life and approachable type, this publication is acceptable if you examine social and cultural historical past, in addition to people with an curiosity within the historical past 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