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The Barbarian's Beverage
This book presents all of the evidence for beer in ancient Europe, and demonstrates the important technological as well as ideological contributions made by the Europeans to the history of beer.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 7th 2005 by Routledge
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Interesting expose of greco-roman class bias against beer and beer drinkers. Not just due to its "foreignness" but also to the medical/scientific theories of the classical era. (Using the word "beer" in the loose sense that the author does, referring to fermented grain beverages in general. Yes, I know, in later days the distinction is that "beer" is hopped (as opposed to ale), but that would be anachronistic, since there was apparently no widespread use of hops in the beverages that were consum ...more