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Author Phillips, Roderick.

Title Alcohol : a history / Rod Phillips.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2014]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  394.13 P562A    Check Shelf
Description 370 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In this innovative book on the attitudes toward and consumption of alcohol, Rod Phillips surveys a 9,000-year cultural and economic history, uncovering the tensions between alcoholic drinks as healthy staples of daily diets and as objects of social, political, and religious anxiety. In the urban centers of Europe and America, where it was seen as healthier than untreated water, alcohol gained a foothold as the drink of choice, but it has been more regulated by governmental and religious authorities more than any other commodity. As a potential source of social disruption, alcohol created volatile boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable consumption and broke through barriers of class, race, and gender. Phillips follows the ever-changing cultural meanings of these potent potables and makes the surprising argument that some societies have entered "post-alcohol" phases.
Contents Introduction -- Alcohol in ancient worlds -- Greece and Rome -- Religion and alcohol -- The Middle Ages, 1000-1500 -- Early modern Europe, 1500-1700 -- Distilled spirits, 1500-1750 -- European alcohol in contact, 1500-1700 -- Europe and America, 1700-1800 -- Alcohol and the city, 1800-1900 -- The enemies of alcohol, 1830-1914 -- Alcohol and Native Peoples, 1800-1930 -- The First World War, 1914-1920 -- Prohibitions, 1910-1935 -- After Prohibitions, 1930-1945 -- Alcohol in the modern world -- Conclusion.
Subject Alcohol -- Social aspects -- History.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Social aspects -- History.
Alcoholic beverage industry -- History.
Alcohol -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00804293
Alcoholic beverage industry. (OCoLC)fst00804362
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00898234
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781469617602 (cloth: alkaline paper)
1469617609 (cloth: alkaline paper)
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