Dr. Rob Tarzwell guests. Dipsomania, alcohol poisoning, drunken war elephants, weird and disgusting potables from around the world, sherry enemas PLUS the Caustic Soda drinking game!
From Neanderthals to Napoleon’s sister, each week Footnoting History’s team of young academics share their favorite stories from across history.
Do you like to drink? Well, so did people in the middle ages… Tune in to learn about what people were drinking and about the culture associated with booze 700 years ago.
Judith Bennett, Ale, Beer and Brewsters in England: Women’s Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996).
Peter Clark, The English Alehouse: A Social History, 1200-1830 (London: Longman, 1983).
Barbara Hanawalt. “The Host, the Law and the Ambiguous Space of Medieval London Taverns,” in Medieval Crime and Social Control, ed. Barbara Hanawalt and David Walace (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999), pp. 204-223.
A. Lynn Martin, Alcohol, Sex and Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (New York: Palgrave, 2001).
Australians have enjoyed a drink since the first days of white settlement. On Rear Vision this week, a history of drinking in Australia and of government attempts to control it. This program was first broadcast on 15 June 2008.
Richard Midford, Associate Professor, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, WA
Dr Milton Lewis, Historian of medicine and public health, Australian Health Policy Institute, University of Sydney
Professor Robin Room, Director of the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, University of Melbourne
Title: A rum state: alcohol and state policy in Australia
Author: Milton Lewis
Publisher: Australian Government Publishing Service
Famous writers and drinks are inseparable, despite the price some paid for the vice. Ernest Hemingway loved the Mojito, William Faulkner had his mint juleps, and F. Scott Fitzgerald was convinced gin was the way to go (he thought its smell would be undetectable on his breath).
Hemingway & Bailey’s Bartending Guide delves into the drinking habits of America’s top writers to reveal their favorite cocktails. Steve Inskeep talks with author Mark Bailey and illustrator Edward Hemingway — grandson of the writer — about their new book.
Below are excerpts from the guide, including cocktail recipes, drinking stories and writers’ famous passages about imbibing.