The Politics of Wine in Britain: A New Cultural History

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Springer, Jan 12, 2016 - Political Science - 354 pages
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A unique look at the meaning of the taste for wine in Britain, from the establishment of a Commonwealth in 1649 to the Commercial Treaty between Britain and France in 1860 - this book provides an extraordinary window into the politics and culture of England and Scotland just as they were becoming the powerful British state.
 

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Contents

List of Tables Figures and Graphs
The Politicization ofWine 1 A healthtoour distressed king The Politicsof Wine and Drinking in England 16491681
xii
The Crossranwith claret for the general benefit
xxiv
List of Tables Figures and Graphs
xxiv
Walpoles wine purchases 1733 94
1
The interest ofthe nation lay againstit so visibly
4
Duties onwinein England from 1660 Great Britain from1707
97
By Gdhe drinks likea man Manliness Britishness andthe Politicsof Drunkenness c 17801820s
106
Bridgeman Art Library102 6 1 Rev JohnHomec 1790s by Sir Henry Raeburn Courtesy of Bridgeman
128
Wine Duties
135
Notes
1704
Bibliography
191
Index
1998
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Charles Ludington is a Teaching Assistant Professor of History at North Carolina State University, USA. His primary historical interests are in early modern British and Irish political and cultural history, European intellectual history, and the history of food and drink.

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