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The Barbarian's Beverage: A History of Beer in Ancient Europe Paperback – Aug 11 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (Aug. 11 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415486920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415486927
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.3 x 29.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
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'Thoroughly researched ... readable ... a very useful addition to the growing library of works.' - Journal of Classics Teaching

About the Author

Max Nelson is assistant professor of Classics at the University of Windsor in Canada.

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HASH(0x9ba4f2d0) out of 5 stars Read the thesis online for free Sept. 17 2014
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This was disappointing - no more in this volume than is available online as a free copy of his thesis. I was expecting a bit more narrative and perspective for the money.
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HASH(0x9bb1b624) out of 5 stars Essential Source Dec 20 2011
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The Barbarians Beverage is an indispensable secondary source source for the history of beer in Europe from ancient times to the Middle Ages. Top quality scholarship providing critical evaluation of the primary literature. Well written and a pleasure to read.
5 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bc4606c) out of 5 stars Someone's college thesis Oct. 22 2010
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I bought this book as homebrewer who is fascinated by ancient beer history. It certainly delivers that, in a very dry college thesis term paper way. In fact, half the book is references telling you where the author found his info. There are NO ancient homebrewing recipes, and it's a humorless but intellectual read.
I love beer history enough that I'm glad I bought it, but it's not for everybody. I wish I had paid less for it.