By Paul Jennings
This publication is an creation to the background of alcoholic drink in England from the top of the center a while 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 used to be loved and the meanings which ingesting had for individuals. It additionally seems on the diverse competition to ingesting and the ways that it's been regulated and policed.
As a social and cultural historical past, it examines where of drink in society and the way social advancements have affected its heritage and what it intended to members and teams as a cultural perform. protecting a longer interval in time, this ebook takes within the very important alterations caused by way of the Reformation and the strategies of industrialization and urbanization. This quantity additionally specializes in drink when it comes to type and gender and the significance of worldwide advancements, besides the importance of nearby and native distinction. while a piece of heritage, it attracts upon the insights of a number of different disciplines that have jointly complex our realizing of alcohol. the focal point is England, however it recognizes the significance of comparability with the adventure of alternative international locations in furthering our figuring out of England’s specific experience.
This publication argues for the centrality of drink in English society through the interval into account, when emphasizing the ways that its use, abuse and the way they've been skilled and perceived have replaced at assorted historic moments. it's the first scholarly paintings which covers the historical past of drink in England in all its points over such a longer time period. Written in a full of life and approachable variety, this e-book is acceptable in the event you research social and cultural background, 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