By Paul Jennings
This e-book is an advent to the heritage 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 was once loved and the meanings which consuming 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 historical past and what it intended to contributors and teams as a cultural perform. protecting a longer interval in time, this booklet takes within the very important adjustments led to by means of the Reformation and the procedures of industrialization and urbanization. This quantity additionally specializes in drink relating to type and gender and the significance of world advancements, in addition to the importance of neighborhood and native distinction. when a piece of background, it attracts upon the insights of a variety of different disciplines that have jointly complicated our figuring out of alcohol. the focal point is England, however it recognizes the significance of comparability with the event of different nations in furthering our realizing of England’s specific experience.
This booklet argues for the centrality of drink in English society through the interval into consideration, while emphasizing the ways that its use, abuse and the way they've been skilled and perceived have replaced at various old moments. it's the first scholarly paintings which covers the historical past of drink in England in all its facets over such a longer time period. Written in a full of life and approachable variety, this e-book is appropriate if you happen to examine social and cultural heritage, 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