The Resource Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Richard W. Unger

Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Richard W. Unger

Label
Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Title
Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Richard W. Unger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The beer of today - brewed from malted grain and hops, manufactured by large and often multinational corporations, frequently associated with young adults, sports, and drunkenness - is largely the result of scientific and industrial developments of the nineteenth century. Modern beer, however, has little in common with the drink that carried that name through the European Middle Ages and Renaissance. Looking at a time when beer was often a nutritional necessity, was sometimes used as medicine, could be flavored with everything from the bark of fir trees to thyme and fresh eggs, and was consumed by men, women, and children alike, Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance presents an extraordinarily detailed history of the business, art, and governance of brewing." "Richard W. Unger has written a study of beer as both a product and an economic force in Europe. Drawing from archives in the Low Countries and England to assemble a complete history, Unger describes the transformation of the industry from small-scale production that was a basic part of housewifery to a highly regulated commercial enterprise dominated by the wealthy and overseen by government authorities. Looking at the intersecting technological, economic, cultural, and political changes that influenced the transformation of brewing over centuries, he traces how improvements in technology and in the distribution of information combined to standardize quality, showing how the process of urbanization created the concentrated markets essential for commercial production."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Unger, Richard W
Dewey number
641.2/3/0940902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TP577
LC item number
.U54 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beer
  • Beer
  • Brewing industry
  • Brewing industry
Label
Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Richard W. Unger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: understanding the history of brewing -- Early Medieval brewing -- Urbanization and the rise of commercial brewing -- Hopped beer, Hanse towns, and the origins of the trade in beer -- The spread of hopped beer brewing: the northern low countries -- The spread of hopped beer brewing: the southern low countries, England, and Scandinavia -- The mature industry: levels of production -- The mature industry: levels of consumption -- The mature industry: technology -- The mature industry: capital investment and innovation -- Types of beer and their international exchange -- Taxes and protection -- Guilds, brewery workers, and work in breweries -- The decline of brewing
Control code
ocm55055450
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 319 pages
Isbn
9780812219999
Lccn
2004049630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55055450
Label
Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Richard W. Unger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: understanding the history of brewing -- Early Medieval brewing -- Urbanization and the rise of commercial brewing -- Hopped beer, Hanse towns, and the origins of the trade in beer -- The spread of hopped beer brewing: the northern low countries -- The spread of hopped beer brewing: the southern low countries, England, and Scandinavia -- The mature industry: levels of production -- The mature industry: levels of consumption -- The mature industry: technology -- The mature industry: capital investment and innovation -- Types of beer and their international exchange -- Taxes and protection -- Guilds, brewery workers, and work in breweries -- The decline of brewing
Control code
ocm55055450
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 319 pages
Isbn
9780812219999
Lccn
2004049630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55055450

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