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Drink in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / edited by Susanne Schmid and Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp.

  • Schmid, Susanne, 1964-
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Drink in the 18th and 19th centuries


London ; Brookfield, VT : Pickering & Chatto, 2014.

Physical description

xv, 229 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Part I. Ritual and material culture -- Politics by design : consumption, identity and allegiance / Karen Harvey -- Drinks, domesticity and the forging of an American identity in Susan Warner's The wide, wide world (1850) / Caroline Rosenthal -- Part II. Institutions and social class -- Café or coffeehouse? Transnational histories of coffee and sociability / Brian Cowan -- Claret at a premium : Ned Ward, the true Tory defender of fine wines? / Fritz-Wilhelm Neumann -- Eighteenth-century travellers and the country inn / Susanne Schmid -- Drinking, fighting and working-class sociability in nineteenth-century Britain / John Carter Wood -- Part III. Temperance and the misery of alcohol -- Romantic radicalism and the temperance movement / Rolf Lessenich -- The myth of "misery alcoholism" in early industrial England : the example of Manchester / Gunther Hirschfelder -- Part IV. Intoxication and therapy -- Alcohol, sympathy and ideology in George Gissing's The nether world (1889) and The odd women (1893) / Anja Mülle-Wood -- Legends of inferrnal drinkers : representations of alcohol in Thomas Hardy and nineteenth-century British fiction / Norbert Lennartz -- The spirit of medicine : the use of alcohol in nineteenth-centuy medical practice / Jonathan Reinarz and Rebecca Wynte -- Part V. Case studies : rum, cocoa and magical potions -- "Been to Barbados" : rum (bullion), race, the Gaspée and the American Revolution / Eva-Sabine Zehelein -- A beverage for the masses : the democratization of cocoa in nineteenth-century American fiction / Monika Elbert -- The power of the potion : from gothic horror to health drink, or, how the elixir became a commodity / Elmar Schenkel.


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    History of Medicine FCG.U.AA7-8


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