By Paul Jennings
This ebook is an creation to the background 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 areas the place it used to be loved and the meanings which consuming had for individuals. It additionally seems on the various 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. masking a longer interval in time, this booklet takes within the very important adjustments caused through the Reformation and the procedures of industrialization and urbanization. This quantity additionally specializes in drink with regards to type and gender and the significance of worldwide advancements, besides the importance of neighborhood and native distinction. when a piece of background, it attracts upon the insights of quite a number different disciplines that have jointly complex our knowing of alcohol. the point of interest is England, however it recognizes the significance of comparability with the event of alternative nations in furthering our figuring out of England’s specific experience.
This ebook 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 varied historic moments. it's the first scholarly paintings which covers the historical past of drink in England in all its elements over such a longer time period. Written in a full of life and approachable sort, this e-book is appropriate should you learn social and cultural heritage, 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