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The Resource A short history of drunkenness : how, why, where, and when humankind has gotten merry from the stone age to the present, Mark Forsyth

A short history of drunkenness : how, why, where, and when humankind has gotten merry from the stone age to the present, Mark Forsyth

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A short history of drunkenness : how, why, where, and when humankind has gotten merry from the stone age to the present
Title
A short history of drunkenness
Title remainder
how, why, where, and when humankind has gotten merry from the stone age to the present
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Mark Forsyth
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eng
Summary
"Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day's work. It can send you to sleep, or send you into battle. A Brief History of Drunkenness traces humankind's love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to Prohibition and modern Japanese Nomikai. On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at the beer King Midas was buried with, and attempt to resist the urge to try the Aztecs' alcoholic hot chocolate. From Australia's only military coup - the Rum Rebellion - to the gin epidemic of eighteenth-century London, Forsyth elegantly presents a history of the world at its inebriated best."--Publisher's description
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YDX
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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A short history of drunkenness : how, why, where, and when humankind has gotten merry from the stone age to the present, Mark Forsyth
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Publication
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"Originally published in Great Britain by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, London, in 2017."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Evolution -- The prehistory of drinking -- Sumerian Bars -- Ancient Egypt -- The Greek symposium -- Ancient Chinese drinking -- The Bible -- The Roman convivium -- The Dark Ages -- Drinking in the Middle East -- The Viking sumbl -- The Medieval alehouse -- The Aztecs -- The Gin craze -- Australia -- The WIld West saloon -- Russia -- Prohibition -- Epilogue
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sky2ocm92390259
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780525575375
Lccn
bl2018079998
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A short history of drunkenness : how, why, where, and when humankind has gotten merry from the stone age to the present, Mark Forsyth
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, London, in 2017."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Evolution -- The prehistory of drinking -- Sumerian Bars -- Ancient Egypt -- The Greek symposium -- Ancient Chinese drinking -- The Bible -- The Roman convivium -- The Dark Ages -- Drinking in the Middle East -- The Viking sumbl -- The Medieval alehouse -- The Aztecs -- The Gin craze -- Australia -- The WIld West saloon -- Russia -- Prohibition -- Epilogue
Control code
sky2ocm92390259
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780525575375
Lccn
bl2018079998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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