Drinking Matters http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/warwick.ac.uk-dz.5417916155.05417916157 University of Warwick Drinking Matters History University of Warwick no Emily Little e.little@warwick.ac.uk In this podcast series Dr Beat Kümin offers the first comparative survey of early modern public houses and their unique contribution to European culture. Public houses emerge as communication spaces in a state of continuous renegotiation. As facilitators of infinite forms of human exchange, they supported rulers as easily as rebels. 'Innovative' principles like consumer choice did not need to be invented by the modern restaurant, they characterized the trade from its medieval origins. Local cultural life depended on inns just as much as the early modern communication revolution. Within a communal infrastructure featuring town halls, market squares and parish churches, public houses became the principal social sites in preindustrial Europe. Drinking Matters false Drinking Matters - introduction Introducing this series on drinking culture in early modern Central Europe. Introducing this series on drinking culture in early modern Central Europe. Introducing this series on drinking culture in early modern Central Europe. 1783181584 Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:09:31 GMT University of Warwick 0:00:00 History University of Warwick no Typology and Topography Defining the styles of drinking establishment and how they fitted into communities. Defining the styles of drinking establishment and how they fitted into communities. Defining the styles of drinking establishment and how they fitted into communities. 1783181588 Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:07:43 GMT University of Warwick 0:00:00 History University of Warwick no Agents and interests Who owned and ran drinking establishments in the early modern period and who were the customers? Who owned and ran drinking establishments in the early modern period and who were the customers? Who owned and ran drinking establishments in the early modern period and who were the customers? 1783181592 Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:07:00 GMT University of Warwick 0:00:00 History University of Warwick no Economic interests and the provision of services Public houses represented major economic assets and were significant employers. They also reflected local cuisines and tastes whilst often innovating in the provision of services to clients. Public houses represented major economic assets and were significant employers. They also reflected local cuisines and tastes whilst often innovating in the provision of services to clients. Public houses represented major economic assets and were significant employers. They also reflected local cuisines and tastes whilst often innovating in the provision of services to clients. 1783181596 Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:06:25 GMT University of Warwick 0:00:00 History University of Warwick no Communication, subversion and stability. Public houses were obvious centres of communication within communities, but what forms did this interaction take and were they a subversive or stabilising influence? Public houses were obvious centres of communication within communities, but what forms did this interaction take and were they a subversive or stabilising influence? Public houses were obvious centres of communication within communities, but what forms did this interaction take and were they a subversive or stabilising influence? 1783181600 Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:05:29 GMT University of Warwick 0:00:00 History University of Warwick no Contemporary views and reviews What were the contemporary views of public houses and the social good, or ill, that they represented? How did establishments relate to the other institutions common to community life in the early modern period? What were the contemporary views of public houses and the social good, or ill, that they represented? How did establishments relate to the other institutions common to community life in the early modern period? What were the contemporary views of public houses and the social good, or ill, that they represented? How did establishments relate to the other institutions common to community life in the early modern period? 1783181604 Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:03:12 GMT University of Warwick 0:00:00 History University of Warwick no