National Brewing Library

Tom Martin, :National Brewing Library at Oxford Brookes University.” Pub History Society, 23 Nov. 2020 [date accessed]. Similar to article in Brewery History 116 (Autumn 2004), pp. 34-38. See also a brief article about the moving of the library to a different building at the university. Robert Curry and Ray Anderson in 2016, available online.

Alcohol in the age of industry, empire and war

Alcohol in the Age of Industry, Empire and War

Ed. Deborah Toner

Examines alcohol production, consumption and regulation, alongside the gendered, medical and ideological practices that surrounded alcohol from 1850 to 1950. Through analyzing major changes in alcohol’s place in society, this book demonstrates the important connections between industrialization, empire-building and the growth of the nation-state. 

Overall, this book proposes a new global framework that is vital to understanding how deeply alcohol was involved in central processes shaping the modern world. Highly illustrated with over 50 images, the book will be a valuable resource for students and researchers studying the cultural history of alcohol.

Table of contents

Contributor Bios
List of Illustrations
1. Introduction: Alcohol in the Age of Industry, Empire and War, Deborah Toner (University of Leicester, UK)
2. Production, Andrew McMichael (Western Kentucky University, USA)
3. Consumption, James Kneale (UCL, UK)
4. Regulation and Prohibition, Dan Malleck (Brock University, Canada)
5. Commerce, Gina Hames (Pacific Lutheran University, USA)
6. Medicine and Health, Sarah Tracy (University of Oklahoma, USA)7. Gender and Sexuality, Stella Moss (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
8. Religion and Ideology, Deborah Toner (University of Leicester, UK) and Paul Townend (University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA)
9. Cultural Representations, Deborah Toner (University of Leicester, UK)

Alcohol in the early modern world (book)

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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