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A Short History of Drunkenness

Author : Mark Forsyth
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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. A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind's love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to Prohibition, 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 Romans got rat-arsed, 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.

A Short History of India and of the Frontier States of Afghanistan Nipal and Burma

Author : James Talboys Wheeler
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A Short History of Our Own Times

Author : Justin McCarthy
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A Short History of the English People

Author : John Richard Green
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A Brief History of Ancient and Modern Tee totalism with a Short Account of Drunkenness and the Various Means Used for Its Suppression

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A Short History of Cheap Music as Exemplified in the Records of the House of Novello Ewer Co

Author : Joseph Bennett
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A Short History of Our Own Times from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880

Author : Justin McCarthy
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A Short History of the French Revolution for Young People

Author : Lydia Hoyt Farmer
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A Short History of Georgia

Author : Ellis Merton Coulter
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A Short History of Art

Author : Julia B. De Forest
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A Short History of Parliament

Author : Britiffe Constable Skottowe
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A Short History of American Democracy

Author : John Donald Hicks
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A Short History of Wine

Author : Roderick Phillips
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From the earliest evidence of fermented grapes in 5000 BC, to the popping of corks at the start of the year 2000, wine in its various forms has always been more than just a drink. Throughout its heady and volatile history it has aroused extraordinary passions: as a gift from God or a curse from Satan; as a marker of social sophistication or drunken revelry; in religious ritual and in sexual seduction; as a healthy tonic and something that can kill.

A Short History of the British School of Painting

Author : George H. Shepherd
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Alcohol

Author : Rod Phillips
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Whether as wine, beer, or spirits, alcohol has had a constant and often controversial role in social life. In his innovative book on the attitudes toward and consumption of alcohol, Rod Phillips surveys a 9,000-year cultural and economic history, uncovering the tensions between alcoholic drinks as healthy staples of daily diets and as objects of social, political, and religious anxiety. In the urban centers of Europe and America, where it was seen as healthier than untreated water, alcohol gained a foothold as the drink of choice, but it has been regulated by governmental and religious authorities more than any other commodity. As a potential source of social disruption, alcohol created volatile boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable consumption and broke through barriers of class, race, and gender. Phillips follows the ever-changing cultural meanings of these potent potables and makes the surprising argument that some societies have entered "post-alcohol" phases. His is the first book to examine and explain the meanings and effects of alcohol in such depth, from global and long-term perspectives.

A Short History of Australia

Author : Manning Clark
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Traces the social, cultural, and political evolution of Australia from it earliest, origins as a penal colony, through the territorial expansion due to the 1851 Gold Rush and two world wars, to the present day

A Short History of Women s Rights

Author : Eugene Hecker
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Perhaps a word on the status of women in slavery among the Germanic nations will not be out of place. The new nations looked upon a slave as chattel, much as the Romans did. If a wrong was done a slave woman, her master received a recompense from the aggressor, but she did not, for to hold property was denied her.-from "Women among Germanic Peoples"The fight for women's rights-particularly with regards to the right to vote-made such enormous strides between 1910, when the first edition of the book was published, and 1914, when its second edition was released with an update on the effort, that within the space of those few brief years, it became almost a historical document, not a rundown of current affairs. But that second edition-of which this is a replica-remains an important document for understanding the struggle of women in the early 20th century. Its survey of older history is still significant, exploring the surprisingly liberated state of women in ancient Roman, the inferiority of women under Christian doctrine, and the condition of women's person-hood in more recently English and American eras. As a record of a moment in the feminism, this is fascinating reading.

A Short History of Nineteenth century England

Author : John Wesley Derry
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A Brief History of the Commencement and Success of Tee totalism with a Short Account of Drunkenness and the Various Means Used for Its Suppression

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A Short History of Rudeness

Author : Mark Caldwell
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In his thought-provoking new book, literary/social critic Mark Caldwell gives us a history of the demise of manners and charts the triumphant progress of rudeness in America. The perceived breakdown of civility has in recent years become a national obsession, and our modern climate of boorishness has cultivated a host of etiquette watchdogs, like Miss Manners and Martha Stewart, who defend us against an onslaught of nastiness.