By Paul Jennings
This ebook is an advent to the historical past of alcoholic drink in England from the tip 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 locations the place it used to be loved and the meanings which consuming had for individuals. It additionally appears on the various competition to ingesting 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 historical past and what it intended to members and teams as a cultural perform. protecting a longer interval in time, this booklet takes within the vital alterations led to by means of the Reformation and the strategies of industrialization and urbanization. This quantity additionally specializes in drink when it comes to classification and gender and the significance of worldwide advancements, in addition to the importance of nearby and native distinction. while a piece of background, it attracts upon the insights of more than a few different disciplines that have jointly complex our figuring out of alcohol. the point of interest is England, however it recognizes the significance of comparability with the event of different nations in furthering our knowing of England’s specific experience.
This booklet argues for the centrality of drink in English society during the interval into account, when emphasizing the ways that its use, abuse and the way they've been skilled and perceived have replaced at varied 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 type, this booklet is acceptable if you happen to learn social and cultural background, in addition to people with an curiosity within the heritage 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