By Paul Jennings
This e-book is an advent to the heritage 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 areas the place it was once loved and the meanings which ingesting had for individuals. It additionally seems to be on the various competition to ingesting and the ways that it's been regulated and policed.
As a social and cultural historical past, 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. overlaying a longer interval in time, this publication takes within the vital alterations caused by way of the Reformation and the tactics of industrialization and urbanization. This quantity additionally makes a speciality of drink relating to type and gender and the significance of worldwide advancements, besides the importance of neighborhood and native distinction. while a piece of historical past, it attracts upon the insights of more than a few 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 alternative nations in furthering our realizing 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 various ancient moments. it's the first scholarly paintings which covers the heritage of drink in England in all its features over such a longer time period. Written in a full of life and approachable type, this booklet is appropriate should you research social and cultural historical past, 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