The Barbarian's Beverage: A History of Beer in Ancient Europe (Hardback)
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Short Description for 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.
- Published: 07 January 2005
- Format: Hardback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415311212 ISBN 10: 0415311217
- Sales rank: 1,433,473
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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.