By Paul Jennings
This ebook is an creation 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 bought drink, the locations the place it used to be loved and the meanings which ingesting had for individuals. It additionally appears to be like on the assorted 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 heritage and what it intended to contributors and teams as a cultural perform. masking a longer interval in time, this e-book takes within the vital adjustments caused via the Reformation and the tactics of industrialization and urbanization. This quantity additionally specializes in drink in terms of category and gender and the significance of world advancements, besides the importance of local and native distinction. when a piece of historical past, it attracts upon the insights of various different disciplines that have jointly complex our realizing of alcohol. the point of interest is England, however it recognizes the significance of comparability with the event of different nations in furthering our figuring out 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 diversified 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 variety, this booklet is acceptable should you research 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