A History of Drink and the English, 1500–2000 (Perspectives by Paul Jennings

By Paul Jennings

This ebook is an creation 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 offered drink, the areas the place it was once loved and the meanings which consuming had for individuals. It additionally appears to be like on the different competition to consuming 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. overlaying 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 when it comes to type and gender and the significance of world advancements, besides the importance of neighborhood and native distinction. when a piece of heritage, it attracts upon the insights of a number different disciplines that have jointly complex our figuring out of alcohol. the point of interest is England, however it recognizes the significance of comparability with the adventure of different international locations in furthering our knowing of England’s specific experience.



This publication argues for the centrality of drink in English society during the interval into consideration, while emphasizing the ways that its use, abuse and the way they've been skilled and perceived have replaced at diverse historic moments. it's the first scholarly paintings which covers the background 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 examine social and cultural heritage, in addition to people with an curiosity within the background of drink in England.

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