A Short history of drunkenness : how, why, where, and when humankind has gotten merry from the stone age to the present
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New York : Three Rivers Press, [2017].
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Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction
394.13 FORSY

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Book
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vi, 248 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780525575375, 0525575375

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"Originally published in Great Britain by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, London, in 2017."--Title page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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 Brief History of Drunkenness traces humankind's love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to Prohibition and modern Japanese Nomikai. On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at the beer King Midas was buried with, and attempt to resist the urge to try the Aztecs' alcoholic hot chocolate. From Australia's only military coup - the Rum Rebellion - to the gin epidemic of eighteenth-century London, Forsyth elegantly presents a history of the world at its inebriated best."--Publisher's description.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Forsyth, M. (2017). A Short history of drunkenness: how, why, where, and when humankind has gotten merry from the stone age to the present . Three Rivers Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Forsyth, Mark. 2017. A Short History of Drunkenness: How, Why, Where, and When Humankind Has Gotten Merry From the Stone Age to the Present. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Forsyth, Mark. A Short History of Drunkenness: How, Why, Where, and When Humankind Has Gotten Merry From the Stone Age to the Present New York: Three Rivers Press, 2017.

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Forsyth, Mark. A Short History of Drunkenness: How, Why, Where, and When Humankind Has Gotten Merry From the Stone Age to the Present Three Rivers Press, 2017.

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