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The barbarian's beverage : a history of beer in ancient Europe

Author: Max Nelson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
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"Comprehensive and detailed, this is the first ever study of ancient beer and its distilling, consumption and characteristics. Examining evidence from Greek and Latin authors from 700 BC to AD 900, the book demonstrates the important technological as well as ideological contributions the Europeans made to beer throughout the ages. The study is supported by textual and archaeological evidence and gives a fresh and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Nelson, Max, 1972-
Barbarian's beverage.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2005
(DLC) 2004007494
(OCoLC)54959666
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max Nelson
ISBN: 9780203309124 020330912X
OCLC Number: 58387214
Description: 1 online resource (x, 213 p.) : ill.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Beer in the east and west --
3. The Greek prejudice against beer --
4. The two drinking ideologies of ancient Europe --
5. The Celts and the great beer decline --
6. The Roman Empire and the rule of wine --
7. Germanic Europe and the great beer revival.
Responsibility: Max Nelson.
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This book presents all of the evidence for beer in ancient Europe, and demonstrates the important technological as well as ideological contributions made by the Europeans to the history of beer.  Read more...

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'Thoroughly researched ... readable ... a very useful addition to the growing library of works.' - Journal of Classics Teaching

 
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