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    DescriptionLining the streets inside the city's gates, clustered in its centre, and thinly scattered among its back quarters were Augsberg's taverns and drinking rooms. These institutions ranged from the poorly lit rooms of backstreet wine sellers to the elaborate marble halls frequented by society's most privileged members. Urban drinking rooms provided more than food, drink and lodging for their guests. They also conferred upon their visitors a sense of social identity commensurate with their status. Like all German cities, Augsberg during the 16th and 17th centuries had a history shaped by the political events attending the Reformation, the post-Reformation and the Thirty Years' War; its social and political character was also reflected and supported by its public and private drinking rooms. In "Bacchus and Civic Order: The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Germany", Ann Tlusty examines the social and cultural functions served by drinking and tavern life in Germany between 1500 and 1700, and she challenges existing theories about urban identity, sociability and power. Through her reconstruction of the social history of Augsberg, from beggars to council members, Tlusty also sheds light on such diverse topics as social ritual, gender and household relations, medical practice, and the concerns of civic leaders with public health and poverty. Drunkenness, duelling and other forms of tavern comportment that may appear "disorderly" to us today turn out to be the inevitable, even desirable result of a society functioning according to its own rules.

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    Bacchus and Civic Order
    The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Germany
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) B.Ann Tlusty
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813920450
    ISBN 10: 0813920450

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB, 3JD
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, JHBT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: JHMC
    Libri: I-HP
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000, SOC005000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC21: 943.03
    BIC subject category V2: 3JD, 1DFG, 3JB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    DC22: 394.1/2/0943375
    LC classification: GT2883.G3 T58 2001
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    Thema V1.0: JHMC, JBSD, JHB, NHTB
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    12 b&w illustrations, 3 graphs
    University of Virginia Press
    Imprint name
    University of Virginia Press
    Publication date
    30 September 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    B. Ann Tlusty is Associate Professor of History at Bucknell University.
    Review quote
    This is social history of the best kind: it takes an unresearched area, and makes one see the culture of the early modern town in a new light. Ann Tlusty has a deep knowledge of early modern Augsburg, yet her impressive research never swamps the reader. Throughout she makes vivid use of anecdote and example.--Lyndal RoperRoyal HollowayUniversity of London, author of "Oedipus and the Devil: Witchcraft, Sexuality and Religion in Early Modern Europe"