The Barbarian's Beverage

A History of Beer in Ancient Europe

Author: Max Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134386729

Category: History

Page: 224

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Comprehensive and detailed, this is the first ever study of ancient beer and its distilling, consumption and characteristics Examining evidence from Greek and Latin authors from 700 BC to AD 900, the book demonstrates the important technological as well as ideological contributions the Europeans made to beer throughout the ages. The study is supported by textual and archaeological evidence and gives a fresh and fascinating insight into an aspect of ancient life that has fed through to modern society and which stands today as one of the world’s most popular beverages. Students of ancient history, classical studies and the history of food and drink will find this an useful and enjoyable read.

Uncorking the Past

The Quest for Wine, Beer, and Other Alcoholic Beverages

Author: Patrick E. McGovern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520267985

Category: Cooking

Page: 330

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"Patrick McGovern has written his masterpiece. He takes us on an engrossing, multifaceted journey through the complex relationships between human cultures and alcoholic beverages of all kinds. In doing so, he develops a new context for human history."--Brian Fagan, author of The Great Warming and Fish on Friday "Fascinating, wide-ranging and erudite. When it comes to ancient beverages, Patrick McGovern is the dean of the subject."--Tom Standage, author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses and An Edible History of Humanity "In Uncorking the Past, Patrick E. McGovern charts the enchantment of human beings with alcoholic beverages from their initial discoveries of fermented honey, fruits, and grains to the perfection of elaborate means for producing, storing, transporting, and consuming treasured spirits. McGovern's gaze is truly global, spanning all the continents, but it is also microscopic, penetrating to neural pathways, genes, and molecules. This is a story told with verve and passion, yet one that is endlessly entertaining and highly informative."--Victor H. Mair, co-author (with Erling Hoh) of The True History of Tea "An eminently accessible, sweeping, and thought-provoking history of fermented alcohol."--Max Nelson, author of The Barbarian's Beverage: A History of Beer in Ancient Europe

The Barbarians of Ancient Europe

Realities and Interactions

Author: Larissa Bonfante

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521194040

Category: History

Page: 395

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"The articles here were first presented as papers at a conference held at the University of Richmond in March 2003"--Pref.

Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Author: Richard W. Unger

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812237955

Category: Cooking

Page: 319

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"This is an important book on the history of beer and brewing and is a valuable resource for scholars."--"Choice"

The Mycenaean Feast

Author: James C. Wright

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 9780876619513

Category: History

Page: 217

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The large-scale, formal consumption of huge quantities of food and drink is a feature of many societies, but extracting evidence for feasting from the archaeological record has, until recently, been problematic. This collection of essays investigates the rich evidence for the character of the Mycenaean feast. While much of the evidence discussed comes from the Palace of Nestor near Pylos, the authors also discuss new material from Tsoungiza near Nemea, and from other Bronze Age sites on mainland Greece and Crete. Textual evidence (from Linear B tablets) for the collection of raw materials, and the stocktaking of equipment, is complemented by discussions of the faunal and artifactual assemblages feasts left behind. Specially commissioned papers put Mycenaean practice in context by comparing it to contemporary activities on Cyprus and in Minoan Crete, while a final chapter compares Bronze with Iron Age Greece, especially as seen through the lens of Homeric epic. This volume offers a rich and detailed collection of evidence, from a variety of sources, for conspicuous consumption in the Mycenaean period. As well as being core reading for Aegean prehistorians, it will be of interest to students of later Greek culture, anthropologists, and other scholars interested in the wider social aspects of eating and drinking.

The Origins of Higher Learning

Knowledge networks and the early development of universities

Author: Roy Lowe,Yoshihito Yasuhara

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317543270

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Higher education has become a worldwide phenomenon where students now travel internationally to pursue courses and careers, not simply as a global enterprise, but as a network of worldwide interconnections. The Origins of Higher Learning: Knowledge networks and the early development of universities is an account of the first globalisation that has led us to this point, telling of how humankind first developed centres of higher learning across the vast landmass from the Atlantic to the China Sea. This book opens a much-needed debate on the origins of higher learning, exploring how, why and where humankind first began to take a sustained interest in questions that went beyond daily survival. Showing how these concerns became institutionalised and how knowledge came to be transferred from place to place, this book explores important aspects of the forerunners of globalisation. It is a narrative which covers much of Asia, North Africa and Europe, many parts of which were little known beyond their own boundaries. Spanning from the earliest civilisations to the end of the European Middle Ages, around 700 years ago, here the authors set out crucial findings for future research and investigation. This book shows how interconnections across continents are nothing new and that in reality, humankind has been interdependent for a much longer period than is widely recognised. It is a book which challenges existing accounts of the origins of higher learning in Europe and will be of interest to all those who wish to know more about the world of academia.

Alcohol

A History

Author: Rod Phillips

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617609

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

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Presents a history of alcohol, discussing its social and economic impact and the tensions between those who saw alcohol as a healthy alternative to untreated water and the views of governments and religious bodies, which saw it as a source of social instability.

The Geography of Beer

Regions, Environment, and Societies

Author: Mark W. Patterson,Nancy Hoalst Pullen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400777876

Category: Science

Page: 212

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This edited collection examines the various influences, relationships, and developments beer has had from distinctly spatial perspectives. The chapters explore the functions of beer and brewing from unique and sometimes overlapping historical, economic, cultural, environmental and physical viewpoints. Topics from authors – both geographers and non-geographers alike – have examined the influence of beer throughout history, the migration of beer on local to global scales, the dichotomous nature of global production and craft brewing, the neolocalism of craft beers, and the influence local geography has had on beer’s most essential ingredients: water, starch (malt), hops, and yeast. At the core of each chapter remains the integration of spatial perspectives to effectively map the identity, changes, challenges, patterns and locales of the geographies of beer.

The Outpost

An Untold Story of American Valor

Author: Jake Tapper

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316215856

Category: Political Science

Page: 688

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The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic. *Soon to be a major motion picture from Millennium Films* At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked. Though the 53 Americans there prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters, their casualties made it the deadliest fight of the war for the U.S. that year. Four months after the battle, a Pentagon review revealed that there was no reason for the troops at Keating to have been there in the first place. In THE OUTPOST, Jake Tapper gives us the powerful saga of COP Keating, from its establishment to eventual destruction, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of soldiers and their families, and to a place and war that has remained profoundly distant to most Americans. A runaway bestseller, it makes a savage war real, and American courage manifest.

New Beer in an Old Bottle. Eduard Buchner and the Growth of Biochemical Knowledge

Author: Athel Cornish-Bawden

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 9788437033280

Category: Science

Page: 250

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We should commemorate the centenary of Buchner’s discovery not only because of its inherent importance and interest, but also because vitalist ways of thinking have by no means disappeared, and modern biologists need to be constantly on their guard agaisnt them. Far worse than vitalism, which in Pasteur’s hands was, after all, based on rational interpretation of apparently coherent observations, the past few decades have seen the return of obscurantist mysticism in the formo f socalled “creation science” and other abuses of the intellect. Forgetting the history of biology is no way to combat these, ant they provide another reason why it is worthwhile to recall how our current ideas cam into existence.

The Geography of Beer

Regions, Environment, and Societies

Author: Mark W. Patterson,Nancy Hoalst Pullen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400777876

Category: Science

Page: 212

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This edited collection examines the various influences, relationships, and developments beer has had from distinctly spatial perspectives. The chapters explore the functions of beer and brewing from unique and sometimes overlapping historical, economic, cultural, environmental and physical viewpoints. Topics from authors – both geographers and non-geographers alike – have examined the influence of beer throughout history, the migration of beer on local to global scales, the dichotomous nature of global production and craft brewing, the neolocalism of craft beers, and the influence local geography has had on beer’s most essential ingredients: water, starch (malt), hops, and yeast. At the core of each chapter remains the integration of spatial perspectives to effectively map the identity, changes, challenges, patterns and locales of the geographies of beer.

Barbarian's Mate

Author: Ruby Dixon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530857845

Category: Human-alien encounters

Page: 238

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'Resonance' is supposed to be a dream - that's when your soulmate is chosen for you. And everyone on the ice planet has hooked up with a big, hunky soulmate of their own...except me. So do I want a mate? Heck yeah. More than anything, all I've ever wanted is to be loved by someone. Except that the soulmate chosen for me? My least favorite person on the darn ice planet. Haeden's the most cranky, disapproving, unpleasant, overbearing male alien...so why is it that my body sings when he gets close? Why is he working so hard to prove to me that he's not as awful as I think he is? I hate him...don't I?

Wine and Words in Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Author: Hanneke Wilson

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715632239

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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The subject of "Wine and Words" is the central role that wine plays in the literature, history and religion of classical and mediaeval Europe. It examines myths and legends about the origins of viticulture; great drinkers; women and wine; the mixing of wine and water; and ideas of "old" and "new" wine. Although the final chapter and the epilogue look at the development of methods of storage, from classical amphora to modern bottle, the book is generally arranged thematically rather than chronologically in a method based on close reading and rhetorical analysis. Wherever possible, sources are examined in their original language (mainly Greek and Latin) but English translations are supplied throughout, making this book accessible to both scholar and general reader.

Branding: Distilled

Author: Cynthia Sterling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991043675

Category: Cooking

Page: 102

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Branding: Distilled is an in-depth exploration of branding and packaging design for craft spirits. Over 150 images provide visual inspiration for designers and artisan producers launching their own brand. Informative text and interviews from packaging industry professionals and case studies from 5 spirits producers provide a comprehensive resource for those looking to gain an edge in the marketplace and bring their product to a larger audience.

The Illustrated Winespeak

Ronald Searle's Wicked World of Winetasting

Author: Ronald Searle

Publisher: Souvenir PressLtd

ISBN: 9780285625921

Category: Humor

Page: 104

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A hilarious send-up of winetasters' jargon, this collection of cartoons offers a satiric look at pretentious phrases used to describe wines by humorously assigning those characteristics to people.

Biotechnology in Flavor Production

Author: Daphna Havkin-Frenkel,Nativ Dudai

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118354060

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Earlier edition edited by: Daphna Havkin-Frenkel, Faith C. Belanger.

Dawnthief

Author: James Barclay

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1591028485

Category: Fiction

Page: 403

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The Raven: six men and an elf, sword for hire in the wars that have torn apart Balaia. For years their loyalty has been only to themselves and their code. But, that time is over. The Wytch Lords have escaped and The Raven find themselves fighting for the Dark College of magic, searching for the location of Dawnthief. It is a spell created to end the world, and it must be cast if any of them are to survive. Dawnthief is a fast paced epic about a band of all-too-human heroes. From the Trade Paperback edition.

From Minoan Farmers to Roman Traders

Sidelights on the Economy of Ancient Crete

Author: Άγγελος Χανιώτης

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515076210

Category: History

Page: 391

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A collection of sixteen papers focusing on the economic activities of prehistoric, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Crete. The wide-ranging papers discuss the economy of prehistoric Crete, social development, production and symbolism in the pre-Palatial and Palatial periods, economic activities and social development in the Classical and Hellenistic periods, coinage and minting and relationships with other polities of the Aegean and east Mediterranean.

Xanathar's Guide to Everything

Author: Wizards RPG Team

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786966110

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 192

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"For use with the fifth edition Player's handbook, Monster manual, and Dungeon master's guide"--Back cover.

The British Brewing Industry, 1830-1980

Author: T. R. Gourvish,R. G. Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521452325

Category: History

Page: 690

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This volume provides an extended account of brewing in the modern period. Thoroughly based upon research in brewing archives, it surveys the industry from 1830 to 1980, tracing its development from one in which there were thousands of firms producing beer to one now dominated by half a dozen large companies.