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Water of Life: A History of Wine-Distilling and Spirits: 500 BC - AD 2000 - Wilson, C. Anne
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This important book looks at the entire history of distilling in the Middle East and Europe from the earliest experiments by the Pythagorean alchemists of Ptolomaic Egypt in the fourth century BC to the commerical production of spirits to drink in the British Isles to the year 2000. Ms. Wilson has explored byways of early history that have been little noticed by previous scholars. She links the art of distilling to alchemical practice; to the Dionysian cults of ancient Greece and Rome; to the development of the art by the Gnostic mystic Christian sects (who greatly influenced the Coptic church in lower Egypt and Ethiopia); to the research of the Persians and Arabs; to the preservation of the art by various heretic cults in western Europe, such as the Bogomils and Cathars and, of course, the Templars; into more mainstream development by the medieval and Renaissance alchemists; before comparative relaxation into the domestic history of distilling in England for the manufacture of strong liquor and the making of medicinal and perfumed waters by members of the landed gentry. There are twelve chapters divided into three sections. The first section consists of: The Ancient and Early Medieval World; The Eastern Mediterranean Region; The Later Middle Ages; Western Europe; From Early Modern Times to AD2000: The British Isles. While dealing extensively with the mystical, cultish and religious origins of distilling, as well as its links to early science, Ms Wilson looks closely at all forms of distilling in the British Isles. This includes the manufacture of spiritous liquors such as whisky, gin and others, and the central part played in country house domestic life by cordial waters and other distillations manufactured with great skill by generations of housewives as home medicine and perfumery. The book does not treat, at any length, the history of spiritous liquors, including brandy, on mainland Europe. Water of Life: A History of Wine-Distilling and Spirits: 500 BC - AD 2000 Wilson, C. Anne, Prospect Books (UK)

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Water of Life: A History of Wine-Distilling and Spirits: 500 BC - AD 2000
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Wilson, C. Anne

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Water of Life: A History of Wine-Distilling and Spirits: 500 BC - AD 2000

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1903018463

This important book looks at the entire history of distilling in the Middle East and Europe from the earliest experiments by the Pythagorean alchemists of Ptolomaic Egypt in the fourth century BC to the commerical production of spirits to drink in the British Isles to the year 2000. It is important because Ms Wilson has explored byways of early history that have been little noticed by previous scholars. She links the art of distilling to alchemical practice; to the Dionysian cults of ancient Greece and Rome; to the development of the art by the Gnostic mystic Christian sects (who greatly influenced the Coptic church in lower Egypt and Ethiopia); to the researches of the Persians and Arabs; to the preservation of the art by various heretic cults in western Europe such as the Bogomils and Cathars and, of course, the Templars; then into more mainstream development by the medieval and Renaissance alchemists; before comparative relaxation into the domestic history of distilling in England for the manufacture of strong liquor and the making of medicinal and perfumed waters by members of the landed gentry.This is Dan Brown and the "Da Vinci Code" but written by a scholar and dealing with real-life matters not soft brain-candy. There are twelve chapters divided into three sections. The first is 'The Ancient and Early Medieval World'; 'The Eastern Mediterranean Region'; 'The Later Middle Ages'; 'Western Europe'; and 'From Early Modern Times to AD2000: The British Isles'. While treating extensively of the mystical, cultish and religious origins of distilling, as well as its links to early science, Ms Wilson looks closely at all forms of distilling in the British Isles. This work includes the manufacture of spiritous liquors such as whisky, gin, and others and the central part played in country house domestic life by cordial waters and other distillations manufactured with great skill by generations of housewives as home medicine and perfumery. The book does not treat, at any

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781903018460
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1903018463
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: Prospect Books
310 Pages
Weight: 0,599 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 1903018463

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1-903018-46-3, 978-1-903018-46-0

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