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The Politics of Wine in Britain

A New Cultural History

Authors: Ludington, C.

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About this book

A unique look at the meaning of the taste for wine in Britain, from the establishment of a Commonwealth in 1649 to the Commercial Treaty between Britain and France in 1860 - this book provides an extraordinary window into the politics and culture of England and Scotland just as they were becoming the powerful British state.

About the authors

Charles Ludington is Teaching Associate Professor of History at North Carolina State University, USA. He has published widely on the history and political meanings of wine, and has won numerous teaching awards. He recently received a Marie Curie-Sklodowska Fellowship from the European Commission and will be researching the role of Irish merchants in the invention of luxury Bordeaux wines in the long-eighteenth century.

Reviews

"...a superb contribution, not only to the growing field of food history but also to our deeper appreciation of the evolution of political and cultural life in England and Scotland." - David Hancock, The Journal of Modern History

"Great wine books, like great vintages, are often more hyperbole than reality. In fact, they are both rare. Charles Ludington's 2013 book, The Politics of Wine in Britain: A New Cultural History, is unlike anything that has come before in its depth of research and its particular focus. At the risk of taking the analogy too far, Ludington has written a wine book for the ages." - Kevin D. Goldberg, Journal of Wine Economics

"...this is a very different book on wine that's wholly entertaining and excellently researched, particularly if you're a student of the era or are fascinated by how wine was perceived and manipulated politically in previous centuries." - Paul O' Doherty, Jancis Robinson

"Ludington employs a rich variety of quantitative data, with careful attention to the strengths or weaknesses of official figures as smuggling ebbed and flowed in reaction to policies. A variety of methodologies are creatively employed to produce a book that will fascinate a range of historians, students, and wine-lovers. This volume intrigues, entertains, and illustrates the power of a single commodity to reveal new and significant insights into past societies." - Beverly Lemire, The American Historical Review

"...imaginative, ambitious and well-researched [...] Charles Ludington presents a provocative theory analyzing how changes in alcohol consumption constituted power, influence and legitimacy in politics over two centuries." - David Gutzke, Reviews in History


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ludington, Charles

    Pages 1-12

  • “A Health to our Distressed King!”

    Ludington, Charles

    Pages 15-30

  • “What’s become of rich Burdeaux claret, who knows?”

    Ludington, Charles

    Pages 31-45

  • “The Cross ran with claret for the general benefit”

    Ludington, Charles

    Pages 46-57

  • “The interest of the nation lay against it so visibly”

    Ludington, Charles

    Pages 61-81

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-30622-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $135.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-23865-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-31576-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Wine in Britain
Book Subtitle
A New Cultural History
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30622-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230306226
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23865-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31576-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 354
Number of Illustrations and Tables
66 b/w illustrations
Topics