Liquid Pleasures: A Social History Of Drinks In Modern Britain

Liquid Pleasures A Social History Of Drinks In Modern Britain Drinking has always meant much than satisfying the thirst Drinking can be a necessity a comfort an indulgence or a social activity Liquid Pleasures is an engrossing study of the social history of dr

  • Title: Liquid Pleasures: A Social History Of Drinks In Modern Britain
  • Author: John Burnett
  • ISBN: 9780415131810
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Drinking has always meant much than satisfying the thirst Drinking can be a necessity, a comfort, an indulgence or a social activity Liquid Pleasures is an engrossing study of the social history of drinks in Britain from the late seventeenth century to the present From the first cup of tea at breakfast to mid morning coffee, to an eveining beer and a night cap , JDrinking has always meant much than satisfying the thirst Drinking can be a necessity, a comfort, an indulgence or a social activity Liquid Pleasures is an engrossing study of the social history of drinks in Britain from the late seventeenth century to the present From the first cup of tea at breakfast to mid morning coffee, to an eveining beer and a night cap , John Burnett discusses individual drinks and drinking patterns which have varied not least with personal taste but also with age, gender, region and class He shows how different ages have viewed the same drink as either demon poison or medicine John Burnett traces the history of what has been drunk in Britain from the hot beverage revolution of the late seventeenth century connecting drinks and related substances such as sugar to empire right up to the cold drinks revolution of the late twentieth century, examining the factors which have determined these major changes in our dietary habits.

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    473 thoughts on “Liquid Pleasures: A Social History Of Drinks In Modern Britain”

    1. It is exactly what the title says that it is. If you are looking for a general, popular non-fiction title related to the consumption of alcohol, tea, coffee, etc. there are better books of more general interest. This is a fairly academic read. If you are doing research, this book has gathered and synthesized some great data. It is limited to England of the 19th and 20th centuries primarily.


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