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Rod Phillips

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469617602

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617602.001.0001

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The Middle Ages 1000–1500

The Middle Ages 1000–1500

The Birth of an Industry

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(p.66) 4 The Middle Ages 1000–1500
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Alcohol
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Rod Phillips

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617602.003.0005

This chapter discusses the history of alcohol in the Middle Ages. Between 1000 and 1500, the growth of urban administrations, the consolidation of church power, and changes in the economic and commercial structures of Europe brought about many important changes in the place of alcohol in European society and culture. Among the most significant lies in the origins of an alcohol industry, with the beginnings of concentration of ownership in brewing and long-distance trade in both beer and wine. Overall production increased, and the commentaries on excessive drinking might lead us to believe that consumption also increased.

Keywords:   alcohol consumption, alcohol industry, beer, wine, brewing, alcohol production

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