Black background on which a cartoon caveman, an Ancient-Egyptian Anubis figure, and a Wild-West dude holding a pint of beer all engage in drunken revelry

A Short History of Drunkenness: How, Why, Where, and When Humankind Has Gotten Merry from the Stone Age to the Present

by Mark Forsyth Author

World-traveling and time-traveling throughout the past 10,000 years of human history, this book is the history nerd's dream bar-hop. When you imbibe of that tantalizing brew, glass of wine, or tequila shot, you are partaking in an age-old tradition: humans throughout many civilizations and cultures, on every continent, have enjoyed getting sloshed. But in every place, drunkenness is a little different, filling unique social, political, or religious functions. Whether the purview of kings or priests or the pleasure of peasants, whether a nightcap or battle-cry or part of a hearty breakfast, alcohol has been along for the ride, through the creation and collapse of whole human civilizations. A playful, entertaining, revealing, boozy history of the world.

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