Alcohol in the Early Modern World : a Cultural History
This book examines how the profound religious, political, and intellectual shifts that characterize the early modern period in Europe are inextricably linked to cultural uses of alcohol in Europe and the Atlantic world. Combining recent work on the history of drink with innovative new research, the eight contributing scholars explore themes such as identity, consumerism, gender, politics, colonialism, religion, state-building, and more through the revealing lens of the pervasive drinking cultures of early modern peoples. Alcohol had a place at nearly every European table and a role in much of early modern experience, from building personal bonds via social and ritual drinking to fueling economies at both micro and macro levels. At the same time, drinking was also at the root of a host of personal tragedies, including domestic violence in the home and human trafficking across the Atlantic. Alcohol in the Early Modern World provides a fascinating re-examination of pre-modern beliefs about and experiences with intoxicating beverages. -- publisher
Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking, Social Aspects, History, Production, Consumption, Regulation, Commerce, Business, Trade, Medicine, Health, Gender, Sexuality, Religion, Ideology, Cultural
Business | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Food Studies | History | Medicine and Health Sciences | Religion
New York, New York
Tlusty, B. Ann, "Alcohol in the Early Modern World : a Cultural History" (2021). Faculty Books. 97.