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Alcohol in world history

Author: Gina Hames
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Themes in world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a history of the effect of alcohol in world history and argues that the production, trade, consumption, and regulation of alcohol has shaped virtually every civilization.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gina Hames
ISBN: 9780415311519 0415311519 9780415311526 0415311527 9780203463055 0203463056
OCLC Number: 760176374
Description: viii, 146 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The origins of alcohol --
Alcohol and the spread of culture in the classical period --
Alcohol, cultural development, and the rise of trade in the post-classical and early modern world --
Colonizers and the colonized: alcohol in the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries --
Alcohol, industrialization, and temperance in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries --
Imperialism and alcohol in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries --
Alcohol and globalization, westernization, and tradition in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Series Title: Themes in world history.
Responsibility: Gina Hames.

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