9780813920450-0813920450-Bacchus and Civic Order: The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Germany (Studies in Early Modern German History)

Bacchus and Civic Order: The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Germany (Studies in Early Modern German History)

ISBN-13: 9780813920450
ISBN-10: 0813920450
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Tlusty, B. Ann
Publication date: 2001
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813920450
ISBN-10: 0813920450
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Tlusty, B. Ann
Publication date: 2001
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Tlusty, B. Ann wrote Bacchus and Civic Order: The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Germany (Studies in Early Modern German History) comprising 288 pages back in 2001. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0813920450 and 9780813920450. Since then Bacchus and Civic Order: The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Germany (Studies in Early Modern German History) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Lining the streets inside the city's gates, clustered in its center, and thinly scattered among its back quarters were Augsburg'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, Augsburg during the sixteenth and seventeenth 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 challenges existing theories about urban identity, sociability, and power. Through her reconstruction of the social history of Augsburg, 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, dueling, 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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