Alcohol in the Early Modern World

A Cultural History 

How was alcohol consumed, produced and regulated in the early modern world? What impact did medicine, gender and sexuality, and religion have on the use of alcohol in this period?

This book examines how the profound religious, political and intellectual shifts that characterize the early modern period both affected and were affected by alcohol. Themes that the chapters address include discussions on how identity impacted drinking behaviours, the association of alcohol with the spiritual as well as the physical world, and the challenge of reconciling positive and negative attitudes towards alcoholic drinks and the effects they produce.

Table of contents

Notes on Contributors
List of Illustrations
Introduction, B. Ann Tlusty (Bucknell University, USA)
1. Production, Thomas Brennan (United States Naval Academy, USA)
2. Consumption, Phil Withington (The University of Sheffield, UK)
3. Regulation, Matthew Jackson (The University of Warwick, UK)
4. Commerce, Business, and Trade, Andrew McMichael (Western Kentucky University, USA)
5. Medicine and Health, B. Ann Tlusty (Bucknell University, USA)
6. Gender and Sexuality, Mark Hailwood (University of Exeter, UK)
7. Religion and Ideology, Mark R. Forster (Connecticut College, USA)
8. Cultural Representations, Beat Kümin (The University of Warwick, UK)

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