By Paul Jennings
This publication is an advent to the heritage 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 bought drink, the locations the place it was once loved and the meanings which consuming had for individuals. It additionally appears to be like on the diverse competition to ingesting 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 contributors and teams as a cultural perform. protecting a longer interval in time, this booklet takes within the vital adjustments caused by way of the Reformation and the procedures of industrialization and urbanization. This quantity additionally specializes in drink when it comes 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 complex 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 figuring out of England’s specific experience.
This booklet argues for the centrality of drink in English society in the course of 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 ancient moments. it's the first scholarly paintings which covers the background of drink in England in all its elements over such a longer time period. Written in a full of life and approachable sort, this publication is appropriate when 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