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, (electronic resource)

A short history of drunkenness : how, why, where, and when humankind has gotten merry from the Stone Age to the present, Mark Forsyth, (electronic resource)

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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
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A short history of drunkenness
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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
From the internationally bestselling author of The Etymologicon, a lively and fascinating exploration of how, throughout history, each civilization has found a way to celebrate, or to control, the eternal human drive to get sloshed 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. Making stops all over the world, A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind's love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to the 20th century, answering every possible question along the way: What did people drink' How much' Who did the drinking' Of the many possible reasons, why' On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Sumerians got sauced, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies. This is a history of the world at its inebriated best
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Forsyth, Mark
Dewey number
394.1309
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no index present
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GT2884
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Absinthe
  • Drinking customs
  • Temperance
  • Prohibition
  • COOKING / Beverages / Alcoholic / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
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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, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references
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multicolored
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1 online resource (256 pages)
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9780525575382
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1035367995
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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, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Merchandise Category: GEN
  • Product may be returned to the supplier
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525575382
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
070f2e68-bb2a-4865-b135-4d873872e647
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EB00721566
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1035367995

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