Eating the empire : food and society in eighteenth -century Britain (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Eating the empire : food and society in eighteenth -century Britain

Author: Troy O Bickham
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Le rabat de la couv. indique : "When students gathered in a London coffeehouse and smoked tobacco, Yorkshire women sipped sugar-infused tea, or a Glasgow family ate a bowl of Indian curry, were they aware of the mechanisms of imperial rule and trade that made such goods readily available? In Eating the Empire, Troy Bickham unfolds the extraordinary role that food played in shaping Britain during the `long'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Troy O Bickham
ISBN: 9781789142075 1789142075
OCLC Number: 1241708328
Description: 1 vol. (285 p.) : ill., jaquette ill. en coul. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Troy Bickham.

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Le rabat de la couv. indique : "When students gathered in a London coffeehouse and smoked tobacco, Yorkshire women sipped sugar-infused tea, or a Glasgow family ate a bowl of Indian curry, were they aware of the mechanisms of imperial rule and trade that made such goods readily available? In Eating the Empire, Troy Bickham unfolds the extraordinary role that food played in shaping Britain during the `long' eighteenth century (c. 1660-1837), when coffee, tea, and sugar went from rare luxuries to some of the most ubiquitous commodities in Britain, reaching even the poorest and remotest of households. Bickham reveals how the trade in the empire's edibles underpinned the emerging consumer economy, fomenting the rise of modern retailing, visual advertising and consumer credit, and, via taxes, financed the military and civil bureaucracy that secured, governed and spread the empire."

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