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1. Introduction

The early modern period saw an unprecedented growth in the range of available drinks. No cultural sphere had ever had such a diversity of liquid refreshment. Traditional alcoholic drinks were refined and differentiated into new forms, while long-distance trade (Trade, Long-distance) brought new drinks to Europe, where changes were made to the ways they were made and consumed. By the end of the early modern period, essentially all the drinks fa…

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Spode, Hasso, “Drink”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020158>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626

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