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Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Author: Richard W Unger
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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Looking at a time when beer was often a nutritional necessity, was sometimes used as medicine, could be flavored with everything from the bark of fir trees to thyme and fresh eggs, and was consumed  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Unger
ISBN: 0812219996 9780812219999
OCLC Number: 1002357757
Description: 319 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: understanding the history of brewing --
Early Medieval brewing --
Urbanization and the rise of commercial brewing --
Hopped beer, Hanse towns, and the origins of the trade in beer --
The spread of hopped beer brewing: the northern low countries --
The spread of hopped beer brewing: the southern low countries, England, and Scandinavia --
The mature industry: levels of production --
The mature industry: levels of consumption --
The mature industry: technology --
The mature industry: capital investment and innovation --
Types of beer and their international exchange --
Taxes and protection --
Guilds, brewery workers, and work in breweries --
The decline of brewing.
Responsibility: Richard W. Unger.

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