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    DescriptionComprehensive and detailed, this is the first ever study of ancient beer and its distilling, consumption and characteristics Examining evidence from Greek and Latin authors from 700 BC to AD 900, the book demonstrates the important technological as well as ideological contributions the Europeans made to beer throughout the ages. The study is supported by textual and archaeological evidence and gives a fresh and fascinating insight into an aspect of ancient life that has fed through to modern society and which stands today as one of the world's most popular beverages. Students of ancient history, classical studies and the history of food and drink will find this an useful and enjoyable read.

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    The Barbarian's Beverage
    A History of Beer in Ancient Europe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Max Nelson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415486927
    ISBN 10: 0415486920

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 641.23
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: CKB041000, HIS010000
    DC22: 641.23
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, CKB007000
    Thema V1.0: WBXD2, NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1D, 1QBAE
    Illustrations note
    16 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    11 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Max Nelson is assistant professor of Classics at the University of Windsor in Canada.
    Review quote
    'Thoroughly researched ... readable ... a very useful addition to the growing library of works.' - Journal of Classics Teaching
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations Preface 1. Introduction 2. Beer in the East and West 3. The Greek Prejudice against Beer 4. The Two Drinking Ideologies of Ancient Europe 5. The Celts and the Great Beer Decline 6. The Roman Empire and the Rule of Wine 7. Germanic Europe and the Great Beer Revival 8. Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index