Brewing Science, Technology and Print, 1700-1880

Brewing Science, Technology and Print, 1700-1880

by James Sumner

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Overview

How did the brewing of beer become a scientific process? Sumner explores this question by charting the theory and practice of the trade in Britain and Ireland during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

From an oral culture derived from home-based skills, brewing industrialized rapidly and developed an extensive trade literature, based increasingly on the authority of chemical experiment. The role of taxation is also examined, and the emergence of brewing as a profession is set within its social and technical context.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822965312
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 01/23/2018
Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

James Sumner is senior lecturer in the history of technology at the University of Manchester.

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