The World of the Tavern: Public Houses in Early Modern Europe / Edition 1by Beat Kumin, B. Ann Tlusty
Pub. Date: 08/01/2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The subject of drink received a great deal of attention from early modern Europeans. Preachers, physicians, authorities, artists and travellers all addressed it from a range of different perspectives. At the same time, inns, taverns and alehouses served as multifunctional centres in towns and villages throughout Europe. This combination resulted in a wealth of sources, both institutional and cultural, which are only now beginning to be explored. This anthology features new research on public houses in England, Russia and the German lands. In a series of general, thematic and regional studies, contributors engage with broader debates in early modern history, shedding light on such key issues as consumption, travel and communication, state building, confessional identity, fiscal practice, gender and household relations, and the use of public spaces. The result is a volume that should appeal to anybody with an interest in early modern cultural history.
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Table of ContentsContents: Preface; Introductions: The world of the tavern: an introduction, Beat KÃ¼min and B. Ann Tlusty; Satan's servant or authorities' agent? Publicans in 18th-century Germany, Michael Frank; Public houses and their patrons in early modern Europe, Beat KÃ¼min; Thematic approaches: English inns, taverns, alehouses and brandy shops: the legislative framework 1495-1797, Judith Hunter; Public houses, clientelism, and faith: strategies of power in early modern Toggenburg, Fabian BrÃ¤ndle; Taverns in Nuremberg prints at the time of the German Reformation, Alison Stewart; Inns and taverns of western Sussex, 1550-1700: a documentary and architectural investigation, Janet Pennington; The public house and military culture in Germany, 1500-1648, B. Ann Tlusty; Regional Studies: The pre-modern hospitality trade in the Central Alpine region: the example of Tyrol, Hans Heiss; Ownership of public houses by the Swiss nobility: a regional case-study, Felix MÃ¼ller; Drink houses in early modern Russia, George E. Snow; The 18th-century English inn: a transient 'golden age', John Chartres; Index.
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