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By Mack P. Holt

ISBN-10: 1845201663

ISBN-13: 9781845201661

Mack P. Holt (ed.)

This ebook examines our dating with alcohol and examines how drink has developed in its services and makes use of from the past due center a while to the current day within the West. This booklet discusses more than a few concerns, together with family as opposed to leisure use, the heritage of alcoholism, and the connection among alcohol and violence, faith, sexuality, and drugs. It seems to be at how definite different types of alcohol discuss category, gender, and position. Drawing on examples from Europe, North the United States, and Australia, this booklet presents a finished historical past of the function of alcohol over the last 5 centuries.

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'In their exploration of those meanings [of alcohol in a selected position at a particular time], the authors make clear the ability kin underlying shifts in alcohol intake styles and the tensions that regularly come up among teams with conflicting vested interest.'Yoon Hui Kim, magazine of Biosocial Science'A easy, lucid but fascinating quantity that's sure to retain you examining ... total this can be a light-mood, reliable instances, effortless-reading compilation and much like a dessert.'Internet magazine of e-book Reviews

Contents:

Introduction 1 half I Morality and future health 9
1 for your healthiness: Wine as meals and medication in Mid-sixteenth-
century Italy eleven Ken Albala
2 Europe Divided: Wine, Beer, and the Reformation in Sixteenth-
century Europe 25 Mack P. Holt
3 within the Public Sphere: Efforts to scale down the intake of Rum
in Connecticut, 1760–1820 forty-one David W. Conroy
4 In Vino Veritas: the development of Alcoholic disorder in Liberal
Italy, 1880–1914 sixty one Paul A. Garfinkel
5 Mon docteur le vin: Wine and wellbeing and fitness in France, 1900–1950 seventy seven Kim Munholland
Part II Sociability 91
6 consuming and Alehouses within the Diary of an English Mercer’s
Apprentice, 1663–1674 ninety three A. Lynn Martin
7 Taverns and the general public Sphere within the French Revolution 107 Thomas Brennan
8 Drink, Sociability, and Social type in France, 1789–1945: The Emergence of a Proletarian Public Sphere 121 W. Scott Haine
vi Contents
9 The Lore of the Brotherhood: Continuity and alter in Urban
American Saloon tradition, 1870–1920 a hundred forty five Madelon M. Powers
Part III country and state 161
10 “To the King o’er the Water”: Scotland and Claret, c. 1660–1763” 163
Charles Cameron Ludington
11 profit and Revelry on faucet: The Russian Tavern 185 Patricia Herlihy
12 consuming the nice existence: Australia c. 1880–1980 203 Diane Erica Kirkby
13 Kaleidoscope in movement: ingesting within the usa, 1400–2000 225 Jack S. Blocker, Jr.

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50 He also explains why you get a headache from wine flavored with sandalwood, rose, amber, musk, and other aromatics. In the end, Praefectus offers nothing new, and in fact he is a fairly orthodox Galenist, but his dialogue is good evidence that wine was being used and abused for health purposes, and that conflicting opinions invited consumers to use alcohol for practically any ailment. His opinion in the end is that wine can be useful, but people should learn how to use it properly. It is ironic also that the largest and best-known of all sixteenth-century books devoted to wine, Andrea Bacci’s De naturali vinorum historia printed in Rome in 1596, devotes many chapters to the question of wine as nourishment and medicine, and the temperature of wine, but in a sense quells any productive discussion on the topic.

G. Goesters, Ludwig Haetzer (Güttersloh, 1957). There is little in English on Haetzer, but see George Hunston Williams, The Radical Reformation, 3rd rev. ed. (Kirksville: Sixteenth Centure Studies, 1992), pp. 181–6, 255–60, and 301–3; and Charles Garside, “Ludwig Haetzer’s Pamphlet Against Images,” Mennonite Quarterly Review 34 (1960): 3–19. 18. Sebastian Franck, Von dem greulichen Laster der Trunkenheit (Nuremburg, 1528). There is a very good discussion of this treatise in English in Patrick Hayden-Roy, The Inner Word and the Outer World: A Biography of Sebastian Franck (New York: Peter Lang, 1994), pp.

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