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Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History
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Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History

by Mack Holt (Editor)
 

This book examines our relationship with alcohol and examines how drink has evolved in its functions and uses from the late Middle Ages to the present day in the West. This book discusses a range of issues, including domestic versus recreational use, the history of alcoholism, and the relationship between alcohol and violence, religion, sexuality, and medicine. It

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This book examines our relationship with alcohol and examines how drink has evolved in its functions and uses from the late Middle Ages to the present day in the West. This book discusses a range of issues, including domestic versus recreational use, the history of alcoholism, and the relationship between alcohol and violence, religion, sexuality, and medicine. It looks at how certain forms of alcohol speak about class, gender, and place. Drawing on examples from Europe, North America, and Australia, this book provides a comprehensive history of the role of alcohol over the past five centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845201654
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/12/2006
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Mack Holt is Professor of History at George Mason University.

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