By B. Ann Tlusty
Lining the streets contained in the city's gates, clustered in its heart, and thinly scattered between its again quarters have been Augsburg's taverns and consuming rooms. those associations ranged from the poorly lit rooms of backstreet wine dealers to the frilly marble halls frequented via society's such a lot privileged individuals. city ingesting rooms supplied greater than foodstuff, drink, and accommodation for his or her site visitors. in addition they conferred upon their viewers a feeling of social id commensurate with their prestige. like every German towns, Augsburg in the course of the 16th and 17th centuries had a historical past formed via the political occasions attending the Reformation, the post-Reformation, and the Thirty Years' warfare; its social and political personality was once additionally mirrored and supported via its private and non-private consuming rooms.
In Bacchus and Civic Order: The tradition of Drink in Early sleek Germany, Ann Tlusty examines the social and cultural features served by way of consuming and tavern lifestyles in Germany among 1500 and 1700, and demanding situations current theories approximately city id, sociability, and gear. via her reconstruction of the social historical past of Augsburg, from beggars to council participants, Tlusty additionally sheds gentle on such various issues as social ritual, gender and family family, scientific perform, and the worries of civic leaders with public well-being and poverty. Drunkenness, dueling, and different kinds of tavern comportment that could look "disorderly" to us this day turn into the inevitable, even fascinating results of a society functioning in keeping with its personal rules.
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At the same time, however, the tensions created by Augsburg’s bi-confessional character may well have led the local authorities there to take a particularly cautious approach to potential disturbances, especially those of a confessional nature. In respect to issues of institutional authority and speciﬁc legal decisions, then, this remains a case study. This study begins with two chapters introducing the city of Augsburg, examining its taverns and drinking rooms as institutions and underlining the importance of taverns and tavern keepers to urban society.
In Chapters through , the doors of the public house are opened to reveal the cultural uses of alcohol in early modern society. The ritual of the contract drink is ﬁrst explored both in theory and as local practice in order to emphasize the cultural value that early modern Germans placed on a shared drink. This is followed by a discussion of the role of drinking in deﬁning household, family, and gender relations and the importance of drinking bouts and rituals to social and cultural identity.
Afterward, many of the functions formerly served by guildhalls were taken over by public taverns, where artisans continued to meet for both ofﬁcial and unofﬁcial purposes. These institutions, which had served as breeding places for Reformation ideas and centers of information even before the guildhalls were closed, were a likely target for those wishing to suppress social unrest and control disorderly elements. This pattern is exactly the claim that historians made regarding England, as they placed attacks on taverns and drinking during the late sixteenth century within this context.
Bacchus and Civic Order: The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Germany (Studies in Early Modern German History) by B. Ann Tlusty