A Social and Cultural History
Edited by Professor Mack P. Holt
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Alcohol by Professor Mack P. Holt
Book DescriptionWhy are we so ambivalent about alcohol? Are we torn between our love of a drink and the need to restrict, or even prohibit, alcohol? How did saloon culture arise in the United States? Why did wine become such a ubiquitous part of French culture?Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History examines these questions and many more as it considers how drink has evolved in its functions and uses from the late Middle Ages to the present day in the West. Alcohol has long played an important role in societies throughout history, and understanding its consumption can reveal a great deal about a culture. This book discusses a range of issues, including domestic versus recreational use, the history of alcoholism, and the relationship between alcohol and violence, religion, sexuality, and medicine. It looks at how certain forms of alcohol speak about class, gender and place.Drawing on examples from Europe, North America and Australia, this book provides an overview of the many roles alcohol has played over the past five centuries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845201654
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Mack P. Holt
Adaptations of Calvinism in Reformation Europe, Hardback (December 2007)
Highlights different paths that Calvinism followed as it took root in Western Europe and which allowed it to develop within fifty years into dominant Protestant confession. This collection adds to the picture of a flexible Calvinism that could adapt to meet specific local conditions and needs in order to allow the Reformed tradition to thrive.
Alcohol, Paperback (March 2006)
Alcohol has long played an important role in societies throughout history, and understanding its consumption can reveal a great deal about a culture. This book discusses a range of issues, including domestic versus recreational use, the history of alcoholism, and the relationship between alcohol and violence, religion, sexuality, and medicine.
French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629, Paperback (October 2005)
This is the 2005 second edition of a comprehensive study of the French wars of religion.
Renaissance and Reformation France, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Professor Mack P. Holt
Takes a topical and thematic approach to French history from 1500 to 1648. Chapters focus on politics and the state, the economy, society and culture, religion, and gender and the family, and provide a narrative of French history from the advent of the Reformation, through the civil wars of the second half of the sixteenth century, to the Fronde.
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Author Biography - Professor Mack P. Holt
Mack Holt is Professor of History at George Mason University.
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