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Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0195073908
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"This is a valuable work, not only because of its conclusions, but because of its tackling of the thorny problem of 'historicizing patriarchy.' Highly recommended."--Choice


"This lean, powerfully argued book merits attention both for its central theme and for its many insights into the development of brewing and the lives of those involved in the trade."--American Historical Review


From the Back Cover

Women brewed and sold most of the ale drunk in medieval England, but after 1350, men slowly took over the trade. By 1600, most brewers in London - as well as in many towns and villages - were male, not female. Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England investigates this transition, asking how, when, and why brewing ceased to be a women's trade and became a trade of men. Drawing on a wide variety of sources - such as literary and artistic materials, court records, accounts, and administrative orders - Judith Bennett vividly describes how brewsters (that is, female brewers) slowly left the trade. She tells a story of commercial growth, gild formation, changing technologies, innovative regulations, and finally, enduring ideas that linked brewsters with drunkenness and disorder. Examining this instance of seemingly dramatic change in women's status, Bennett argues that it included significant elements of continuity. Women might not have brewed in 1600 as often as they had in 1300, but they still worked predominantly in low-status, low-skilled, and poorly remunerated tasks. Using the experiences of brewsters to rewrite the history of women's work during the rise of capitalism, Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England offers a telling story of the endurance of patriarchy in a time of dramatic economic change.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 7, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195073908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195073904
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,238,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've been researching beer & brewing and this book was a great look at the time when the business changed from a largely female run, household-based, business, to a guild-organized, male-dominated business. I had no idea how the Black Death contributed to this change. A fascinating book!
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This book answered all the questions I asked of it. As part of my on-going research into the lives of women in England in this period it was excellent.
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Ms. Bennett had a fascinating subject and managed to make it hard work to get through - and a quarter of the book is devoted to footnotes, bibliography, etc., etc.! I'm sleepy just thinking about this book that I had high hopes for.
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