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Mack P. Holt (ed.)

This e-book examines our courting with alcohol and examines how drink has advanced in its features and makes use of from the overdue center a long time to the current day within the West. This publication discusses a number of concerns, together with household as opposed to leisure use, the historical past of alcoholism, and the connection among alcohol and violence, faith, sexuality, and medication. It appears at how convinced varieties of alcohol talk about category, gender, and position. Drawing on examples from Europe, North the USA, and Australia, this e-book presents a entire background of the function of alcohol over the last 5 centuries.

'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 basic, lucid but attention-grabbing quantity that's guaranteed to preserve you examining ... total it is a light-mood, strong occasions, effortless-reading compilation and much like a dessert.'Internet magazine of ebook Reviews


Introduction 1 half I Morality and overall healthiness 9
1 on your wellbeing and fitness: Wine as meals and drugs 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 diminish the intake of Rum
in Connecticut, 1760–1820 forty-one David W. Conroy
4 In Vino Veritas: the development of Alcoholic affliction in Liberal
Italy, 1880–1914 sixty one Paul A. Garfinkel
5 Mon docteur le vin: Wine and healthiness in France, 1900–1950 seventy seven Kim Munholland
Part II Sociability 91
6 ingesting 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 category 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 one hundred forty five Madelon M. Powers
Part III country and country 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 ingesting the great existence: Australia c. 1880–1980 203 Diane Erica Kirkby
13 Kaleidoscope in movement: consuming within the usa, 1400–2000 225 Jack S. Blocker, Jr.

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The real question is whether it was really a significant barrier in southern Europe where wine was actually produced. Economic motives certainly complicate this picture, to be sure, but I want to emphasize the cultural links of religion more than base motives of material gain. One way that religious culture and material culture were interconnected, for example, is the way that wine served as a medium of exchange and remuneration for Masses for the dead in pre-modern Europe. Although I am drawing on my own research in Burgundy (central eastern France), this practice seems to have been widely prevalent in other parts of Europe where wine formed one of the principal components of the local economy.

1500–29). Haetzer was a young priest from Thurgau who had already attracted attention in 1523 as the author of a treatise condemning images. This got him noticed in Zurich, where Ulrich Zwingli commissioned him to work on a number of translations because of his language skills. 16 Haetzer believed that the entire world had succumbed to excessive drinking, because Satan had praised drinking and carousing as part of the freedom of a Christian. Therefore, he was not surprised to see that it was the evangelicals in Saxony and Zurich who were drinking the most.

21. , p. 23. 22. See Williams, The Radical Reformation, pp. 288–94 (quote on p. 292). 23. Peter Riedemann, Account of Our Religion, Doctrine, and Faith Given by Peter Riedemann of the Brothers Whom Men Call Hutterites, trans. Kathleen Hasenberg (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1950), pp. 127–9. 24. “Ordinances for the Supervision of the Churches dependant on the Seigneury of Geneva, 3 February 1547,” in Calvin: Theological Treatises, ed. and trans. J. K. S. Reid (Philadelphia and London: Westminster Press, 1954), p.

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