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The Resource Ale, beer and brewsters in England : women's work in a changing world, 1300-1600, Judith M. Bennett

Ale, beer and brewsters in England : women's work in a changing world, 1300-1600, Judith M. Bennett

Label
Ale, beer and brewsters in England : women's work in a changing world, 1300-1600
Title
Ale, beer and brewsters in England
Title remainder
women's work in a changing world, 1300-1600
Statement of responsibility
Judith M. Bennett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."
Cataloging source
CCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bennett, Judith M
Dewey number
331.4/86342/0942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HD6073.L62
LC item number
G723 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD6073.L62
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women brewers
  • Women
  • Economic history
  • Economic history
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Economic history
  • Economic history
  • Women brewers
  • Women
  • England
  • Bierbrouwers
  • Vrouwen
Label
Ale, beer and brewsters in England : women's work in a changing world, 1300-1600, Judith M. Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Abbreviations; A Brief Note on Conventions and Terms; ONE: Brewsters; TWO: When Women Brewed; THREE: New Markets, Lost Opportunities: Single women and Widows as Harbingers of Change; FOUR: Working Together: Wives and Husbands in the Brewers' Gild of London; FIVE: New Beer, Old Ale: Why Was Female to Male as Ale Was to Beer?; SIX: Gender Rules: Women and the Regulation of Brewing; SEVEN: These Things Must Be if We Sell Ale: Alewives in English Culture and Society; EIGHT: Women's Work in a Changing World; APPENDIX: Interpreting Presentments under the Assize of Ale; Notes
Control code
567927998
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195073904
Lccn
96001271
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)567927998
Label
Ale, beer and brewsters in England : women's work in a changing world, 1300-1600, Judith M. Bennett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Abbreviations; A Brief Note on Conventions and Terms; ONE: Brewsters; TWO: When Women Brewed; THREE: New Markets, Lost Opportunities: Single women and Widows as Harbingers of Change; FOUR: Working Together: Wives and Husbands in the Brewers' Gild of London; FIVE: New Beer, Old Ale: Why Was Female to Male as Ale Was to Beer?; SIX: Gender Rules: Women and the Regulation of Brewing; SEVEN: These Things Must Be if We Sell Ale: Alewives in English Culture and Society; EIGHT: Women's Work in a Changing World; APPENDIX: Interpreting Presentments under the Assize of Ale; Notes
Control code
567927998
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195073904
Lccn
96001271
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)567927998

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