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Author Phillips, Roderick, author.

Title Alcohol : a history / Rod Phillips.

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


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Description 1 online resource (655 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Alcohol in Ancient Worlds -- 2. Greece and Rome -- 3. Religion and Alcohol -- 4. The Middle Ages, 1000-1500 -- 5. Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700 -- 6. Distilled Spirits, 1500-1750 -- 7. European Alcohol in Contact, 1500-1700 -- 8. Europe and America, 1700-1800 -- 9. Alcohol and the City, 1800-1900 -- 10. The Enemies of Alcohol, 1830-1914 -- 11. Alcohol and Native Peoples, 1800-1930 -- 12. The First World War, 1914-1920 -- 13. Prohibitions, 1910-1935 -- 14. After Prohibitions, 1930-1945 -- 15. Alcohol in the Modern World -- Conclusion.
Summary "Whether as wine, beer, or spirits, alcohol has had a constant and often controversial role in social life. In his 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. His is the first book to examine and explain the meanings and effects of alcohol in such depth, from global and long-term perspectives"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Alcohol -- Social aspects -- History.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Social aspects -- History.
Alcoholic beverage industry -- History.
COOKING -- Beverages -- Wine & Spirits.
HISTORY -- World.
Alcohol -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00804293
Alcoholic beverage industry. (OCoLC)fst00804362
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00898234
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Phillips, Roderick. Alcohol. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014] 9781469617602 (DLC) 2014013124 (OCoLC)875742475
ISBN 9781469617626 (electronic bk.)
1469617625 (electronic bk.)
9781469617619 (electronic bk.)
1469617617 (electronic bk.)
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