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By Paul Jennings

This ebook is an advent to the background of alcoholic drink in England from the top 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 was once loved and the meanings which consuming had for individuals. It additionally seems on the different competition to consuming 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 participants and teams as a cultural perform. protecting a longer interval in time, this ebook takes within the very important alterations led to via the Reformation and the tactics of industrialization and urbanization. This quantity additionally specializes in drink in terms of classification and gender and the significance of worldwide advancements, in addition to the importance of local and native distinction. while a piece of historical past, it attracts upon the insights of various different disciplines that have jointly complicated our knowing of alcohol. the focal point is England, however it recognizes the significance of comparability with the event 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 in the course of 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 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 booklet is acceptable when you learn social and cultural background, in addition to people with an curiosity within the heritage of drink in England.

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