Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History by Mack P. Holt

By Mack P. Holt

Mack P. Holt (ed.)

This booklet examines our courting with alcohol and examines how drink has advanced in its capabilities and makes use of from the past due heart a while to the current day within the West. This booklet discusses more than a few matters, together with family as opposed to leisure use, the background of alcoholism, and the connection among alcohol and violence, faith, sexuality, and medication. It appears at how yes varieties of alcohol talk about type, gender, and position. Drawing on examples from Europe, North the USA, and Australia, this booklet offers a entire heritage of the position of alcohol over the last 5 centuries.

'In their exploration of those meanings [of alcohol in a particular position at a particular time], the authors make clear the ability kinfolk underlying shifts in alcohol intake styles and the tensions that regularly come up among teams with conflicting vested interest.'Yoon Hui Kim, magazine of Biosocial Science'A basic, lucid but fascinating quantity that's absolute to retain you examining ... total this can be a light-mood, sturdy occasions, effortless-reading compilation and much like a dessert.'Internet magazine of ebook Reviews


Introduction 1 half I Morality and wellbeing and fitness 9
1 in your healthiness: Wine as nutrients and drugs in Mid-sixteenth-
century Italy eleven Ken Albala
2 Europe Divided: Wine, Beer, and the Reformation in Sixteenth-
century Europe 25 Mack P. Holt
3 within the Public Sphere: Efforts to minimize the intake of Rum
in Connecticut, 1760–1820 forty-one David W. Conroy
4 In Vino Veritas: the development of Alcoholic affliction in Liberal
Italy, 1880–1914 sixty one Paul A. Garfinkel
5 Mon docteur le vin: Wine and healthiness in France, 1900–1950 seventy seven Kim Munholland
Part II Sociability 91
6 consuming and Alehouses within the Diary of an English Mercer’s
Apprentice, 1663–1674 ninety three A. Lynn Martin
7 Taverns and the general public Sphere within the French Revolution 107 Thomas Brennan
8 Drink, Sociability, and Social classification in France, 1789–1945: The Emergence of a Proletarian Public Sphere 121 W. Scott Haine
vi Contents
9 The Lore of the Brotherhood: Continuity and alter in Urban
American Saloon tradition, 1870–1920 a hundred forty five Madelon M. Powers
Part III nation and country 161
10 “To the King o’er the Water”: Scotland and Claret, c. 1660–1763” 163
Charles Cameron Ludington
11 profit and Revelry on faucet: The Russian Tavern 185 Patricia Herlihy
12 consuming the great existence: Australia c. 1880–1980 203 Diane Erica Kirkby
13 Kaleidoscope in movement: ingesting within the usa, 1400–2000 225 Jack S. Blocker, Jr.

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Two such Reformers were Ludwig Haetzer and Sebastian Franck. Both began in the mainstream of the Protestant Reformation, yet they eventually found themselves pushed to the radical fringes of Protestantism when they discovered that the kind of reformations being advocated by Luther and Zwingli were not as thoroughgoing as they had hoped. Both also ended their careers as outspoken radicals shunned by their former colleagues. That each came out so militantly against alcohol reminds us that there were always Reformers who wanted much more than just a cleansing of the church of doctrinal abuses and immoral practices.

Lynn Martin) and fellow speakers at that conference, the staff of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana and to the International Association for Culinary Professionals Foundation and Martini and Rossi for funding this research. Thanks also to Sean Thackrey, winemaker, who let me use his astonishing private collection of wine books. 1. Tim Unwin, Wine and the Vine (London: Routledge, 1991); Rod Phillips, Wine a Short History (New York: Harper Collins, 2000). As in the work of B. Ann Tlusty, Bacchus and Civic Order (Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 2001), which explores the physical setting of drinking establishments in Augsburg and shifting official attitudes toward drunkenness, I hope to describe the medical literature on wine as a series of conflicting voices which could either promote alcohol for health or condemn it as a means of social control.

Conclusions Above all, the hostility to drink of many Anabaptists in the German Empire and Puritans in England contrasted sharply with attitudes towards drink in most of southern, Catholic Europe. Catholic reformers were equally committed to fighting against drunkenness and the unruly behavior that usually accompanied it, but they never tried to eliminate alcohol altogether as a few radical Protestants did, nor did they ever initiate the kind of reformation of manners associated with Puritanism in early modern England.

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