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'World of the Tavern' Resources

Compiled by Beat Kümin; cf. the university's aggregate reading list for this module (which allows direct access to the UL catalogue and the taking of notes) as well as the dedicated page on Library Resources for HistoryLink opens in a new window.

I. Printed primary sources

II. Secondary literature in English

III. Literature in French, German and Italian
(suitable e.g. for use in long essays)

[See also digital e-resourcesLink opens in a new window]

 Alewife misericord from Ludlow (Shropshire)

This 15th misericord from the parish church of St Laurence at Ludlow (in Shropshire/England) shows demons throwing a dishonest alewife into hell [Photo: BK]


* = useful introductions; + = available from module tutor


I. Sources


a) general

Dedicated collection of (translated) primary sources supporting the whole module:

Thomas Brennan (general editor), Public Drinking in the Early Modern World 1500-1800: Voices from the Tavern (4 vols, London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011) [Warwick UL copies]

Volume 1: France, ed. T. Brennan
Volumes 2-3: The Holy Roman Empire , eds B. Kümin and B. Ann Tlusty
Volume 4: America, eds D. Hancock and M. McDonald

Johnson, W. B., ‘Some sources of inn history’, in: Amateur Historian 6 (1/1963), 18-21 [Arts Periodicals]

NB also: possibility to search primary sources of many English archives (by date and/or keywords) online at:; early modern printed books published in England (Early English Books OnlineLink opens in a new window) and - selectively - in Europe (Early European Books OnlineLink opens in a new window: full text of early modern holdings of the Royal Library, Copenhagen and other Continental repositories)

b) legal

Acts of the Privy Council of England 1542-1631 (numerous vols)

Essex Archives Online - SEAXLink opens in a new window: includes Quarter Session Rolls 1625-50 and many other documents

Hitchcock Tim; Shoemaker, Robert (Directors), 'The Proceedings of the Old Bailey London 1674 to 1834' [online searchable database of cases]

Lock, R. (ed.), The Court Rolls of Walsham le Willows, 1303-1350 [and] 1351-99, Suffolk Records Society vols 41 and 45 (2 vols, Woodbridge, 1998/2002) [full, translated edition of a set of manor court recors; incl. fines for breaking assize of ale etc.]

Victuallers' Licences: Records for Family and Local Historians, ed. J. Gibson and J. Hunter (2nd edn, Birmingham: Federation of Family History Societies, 1997) [ref KN 186.4.G4]

Warwick County Records [DA 670.81.W2] (incl. quarter sessions, hearth tax etc)


c) ecclesiastical

Drake, Jack Howard (ed.), Oxford Church Courts: Depositions 1592-96, vol. 5 (Oxford, 1998)

The English sermon: an anthology, ed. Martin Seymour-Smith et al. (3 vols, Cheadle, Cheshire: Carcanet Press, 1976) [BV 4241.S3]

Kaisersberg, Johann Geiler von, ‘Gluttony and drunkenness: A sermon on Sebastian Brant's “Ship of Fools” (1498)’, in: Manifestations of Discontent in Germany on the Eve of the Reformation, ed. Gerald Strauss (Bloomington, 1971), 211-215

Luther, Martin, 'Sermon on Soberness and Moderation against Gluttony and Drunkenness, I Pet. 4:7-11, May 18, 1539', in: J. W. Doberstein (ed.), Luther's Works, vol. 51: Sermons I (Philadelphia, 1959), 291-9 [BR ]

Selected Continental Sermons (examples in UL include: Bernard of Clairvaux, Master Eckhart, Martin Luther etc)


d) travel reports, diaries and literary sources


Byng, John, The Torrington Diaries, Containing the Tours Through England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng Between the Years 1781 and 1794, ed. C. Bruyn Andrews (2 vols, London, 1970) [see also online version in 'Travel Writing'Link opens in a new window on 'A Vision of Britain]

Casanova, Giacomo, Histoire de ma vie (Paris, 1986) [D 285.8.C3]

Chandler, John (ed.), John Taylor, Travels and Travelling 1616-53 (Oxford, 2020)

Coxe, William, Travels in Switzerland and in the Country of the Grisons: in a Series of Letters to William Melmoth (3 vols, London, 1789 ff) [2nd edn 1791 in UL special collection: DQ.22.C6] [online edition at ECCO]

Dangerfield, Thomas, Dangerfield's memoires, digested into adventures, receits, and expences by his own hand (London, 1685) [EEBO]

'The Diary JunctionLink opens in a new window' - website with information on and links to online editions of numerous pre-modern diaries (Montaigne, Pepys, Wallington etc)

Earle,John, The Character of a Tavern, with a brief Draught of a Drawer (London, 1675) [EEBO]

Erasmus, Desiderius, ‘Diversoria’, in his Colloquies, trans. and annotated by Craig R. Thompson, Collected works of Erasmus vol. 40 (Toronto, 1997) [PA 8502.E6]

Evelyn, John, The Character of England (London, 1659) [EEBO]

Fiennes, Celia, The Journeys of Celia Fiennes, ed. Christopher Morris (2nd edn, London: Cresset, 1949) [DA 652.F4]
[See also the electronic edition of her 1702 travel memoirs 'Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and MaryLink opens in a new window'Link opens in a new window, ed. E. W. Griffiths (London, 1888) on the website 'Vision of Britain']

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, Italian Journey, ed. Thomas P. Saine and Jeffrey L. Sammons, Goethe's collected works 6 (New York: Suhrkamp, 1989) [PT 2026.A1]

The Grand TourLink opens in a new window, documents and artworks associated with the history of travel c. 1550-1850

Hooke, Robert, The diary of Robert Hooke, M.A., M.D., F.R.S., 1672-1680: transcribed from the original in the possession of the Corporation of the city of London (Guildhall library), ed. Henry W. Robinson and Walter Adams (London, 1935) [Q 143.H6; pp. 263-70 contains a list of London public houses visited by the author; brief excerptsLink opens in a new window]

Kowaleski, M. (ed.), Medieval Towns: A Reader (Toronto, 2006), no. 79: ‘Wives at the Tavern’

Lloyd, David, The Diary of George Lloyd (1642-1718), ed. Daniel Patterson, Camden Fifth Series vol. 64 (Cambridge, 2022)

Montaigne, Michel de, The complete essays, trans. and ed. M. A. Screech, Penguin Classics (London, 1995) [PQ 1642.E5] [ECCO]

Moritz, Carl P., Journeys of a German in England in 1782, trans. and ed. by Reginald Nettel (London, 1965; orig. German edn 1785) [see also online version in 'Travel Writing'Link opens in a new window on 'A Vision of Britain]

Moryson, Fynes, An itinerary .. containing His Ten Yeeres Travell Throvgh The Twelve Domjnions of Germany, Bohmerland, Sweitzerland .., England etc. (London, 1617) [Modern edition: New York, 1967; D 915.M6] (7D)

Pepys, Samuel, The diary: a new and complete transcription, eds R. Latham and W. Matthews (11 vols, London, 1970-83) [PR 3618.P2]

Prescott, Henry, The Diary of Henry Prescott, Ll.B., Deputy Registrar of Chester Diocese, ed. John Addy [1689-1711] (3 vols, Manchester, 1987-97) [DA 670.43.A1] [countless references to visits of public houses; cf. ‘Index of Inns’ in vol. 3]

Schellinks,William, The Journal of William Schellinks’ Travels in England1661-63, trans. and ed. Maurice Exwood and H. L. Lehmann (London, 1993)

Smollett, Tobias G., The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves, ed. David Evans (Oxford, 1973; original edn 1762) [ECCO]

Taylor, John, Works of John Taylor the water-poet comprised in the folio edition of 1630, 4 parts [and] Works of John Taylor the water poet not included in the folio volume of 1630, Collections 1-5 (Facsimile reprints of 1st edns of 1869-76, New York: Burt Franklin, 1967-) [PR 2380.A2] [includes travel reports, tavern directories, writings on drink etc]

'Travel Writing'Link opens in a new window: an electronic collection of reports by travellers through England provided by 'A Vision of Britain', including works by James Boswell, John Byng, Daniel Defoe, Celia Fiennes, Karl Moritz, Samuel Johnson and others

Turner, Thomas, The Diary of Thomas Turner 1754-1765, ed. David Vaisey (Oxford, 1984)

e) material / local


Lane, Joan (comp.), Warwickshire Local History Sources (Leamington Spa: History Sources, 1988) [qto DA 670.81.W2]

Pevsner, Nikolaus; Wedgwood, Alexandra, Warwickshire, The Buildings of England 31 (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1966) [NA 969.W3]

Warwick County Records [DA 670.81.W2] (incl. quarter sessions, hearth tax etc.

f) visual


Geisberg, Max (ed.); Strauss, Walter L. (rev.), The German Single-Leaf Woodcut 1500-1550 (3 vols, Munich, 1923-30; reprint New York: Hacker Art Books, 1974) [NE 1150.G3]

Museum / Art Collection Websites [search for ‘tavern’, ‘inn’, specific artists etc], e.g. in: 

Schofield, John (ed.). The London Surveys of Ralph Treswell (London: Topographical Society, 1987) [qto DA 680.L6]


g) musical


Marsh, Christopher, Music and Society in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2010) [contains CD with alehouse ballad interpretations by the Dufay Collective]

+The Orlando Consort, Food, Wine & Song: Music and Feasting in Renaissance Europe (Los Angeles: Harmonia Mundi, 2001) [CD and booklet]

h) technical


II. Secondary literature


Albala, Ken, Food in Early Modern Europe (London, 2003) 

Amelang, James S., ‘Vox populi: popular autobiographies in early modern urban history’, Urban History 20 (1993), 30-42 [Arts Periodicals]

Amussen, S., An Ordered Society: Gender and Class in Early Modern England (New York, 1988)

Andrews, James N., ‘Inns, hotels, taverns and brothels in Pompeii and Heraculaneum’ (Ph.D. Warwick, 2000) [res DIS 2000 199]

Arnade, Peter, Beggars, Iconoclasts & Civic Patriots: The Political Culture of the Dutch Revolt (Ithaca, 2008)

Arnott, Margaret L. (ed.), Gastronomy: the Anthropology of Food and Food Habits (The Hague, 1975) [HD 5200.G2 ]

Austin, Gregory, Alcohol in Western Society from Antiquity to 1800 (Santa Barbara, 1985) [not in UL; but cf. opens in a new window]

Barley, M. W., 'Rural Building in England', in: The Agrarian History of England and Wales, ed. J. Thirsk, vol. V: 1640-1750, pt. 2 (Cambridge, 1985), 590-685 [HP 1111.F4]

Barnes, Thomas G., 'County politics and a puritan cause célèbre: Somerset churchales, 1633'Link opens in a new window, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 5th Ser. 9 (1959), 103-22 [Arts periodicals]

Barry, Jonathan; Brooks, Christopher (eds), The Middling Sort of People: Culture, Society and Politics in England, 1550-1800 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1994) [HC 7671.1.M4]

Bennett, Judith, Ale, Beer and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing WorldLink opens in a new window (Oxford, 1996) [HM 9111.98.B3]

Bercé, Yves-Marie, Revolt and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: an Essay on the History of Political Violence, trans. Joseph Bergin (Manchester, 1987), esp. 86-90

Beyrer, K., ‘The Mail-Coach Revolution: Landmarks in Travel in Germany Between the Seventeenth and Nineteenth Centuries’, in: German History 24 (2006), 375-86

Bird, M., 'Supplying the beer: Life on the road in late eighteenth-century Norfolk', in: Brewery History 164 (Winter 2015), 2-32

Black, Jeremy, The British and the Grand Tour (London, 1985) [D 917.B5]

Black, Maggie, Food and Cooking in Medieval Britain: History and Recipes (English Heritage, 1985)

+ “ , A Taste of History: 10,000 Years of Food in Britain (English Heritage, 1993)

Blickle, Peter, 'Communalism as an organizational principle between medieval and modern times', in his From the Communal Reformation to the Revolution of the Common Man, trans. B. Kümin (Leiden, 1998), 1-15

Blocker, Jack S. Jr, ‘Drinking in the United States: A kaleidoscope in motion 1600-2000’, in: Holt (ed.), Alcohol (2006), 225-40

Bode, Willi Karl Heinrich, European Gastronomy. The Story of Man's Food and Eating Customs (London: Grub Street, 2000) [TX 641.B6]

Borsay, Peter, A History of Leisure: The British Experience since 1500 (Basingstoke, 2006)

Braddick, Michael J., State Formation in Early Modern England c. 1550-1700 (Cambridge, 2000)

Brändle, Fabian, 'Public houses, clientelism and faith: strategies of power in early modern Toggenburg', in: Kümin & Tlusty (eds), The World of the Tavern, 83-94

Brandwood, G.; Davison, A.; Slaughter, M., Licensed to Sell: The History and Heritage of the Public House (Swindon: English Heritage/CAMRA, 2004)

* Brennan, Thomas, Public Drinking and Popular Culture in Eighteenth-Century Paris(Princeton, 1988) [HF 2322.B7]

" ; 'Taverns and the public sphere in the French revolution', in: Holt (ed.), Alcohol(2006)

Bretherton, R. F., ‘Country inns and alehouses’, in: R. Lennard (ed.) Englishmen at rest and play: some phases of English leisure, 1558-1714 (Oxford, 1931), 145-201 [DA 110.L3]

Brewer, J., ‘Commercialization and politics’, in: The Birth of a Consumer Society, ed. Neil McKendrick (London, 1982), 197-262

Brittnell, R. H., 'Market, shops, inns, taverns and private houses in later medieval English trade', in: P. Blonde et al. (eds), Retail Circuits and Practices in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Turnhout, 2006), esp. 115-118

Brown, James R., 'The Landscape of Drink: Inns, Taverns and Alehouses in Early Modern Southampton' (PhD, University of Warwick, 2008) [Warwick UL: res Diss 2007.113]

" , 'Drinking houses and the politics of surveillance in pre-industrial Southampton', in: B. Kümin (ed.), Political Space in Pre-industrial Europe (Farnham, 2009), 61-80

" , 'Brewers' tales: Making, retailing and regulating beer in Southampton, 1550-1700', in: Brewery History 135 (2010), 10-39

Bruning, Ted, Historic Inns of England (2000)

+ Burke, John, The English Inn (1981)

Burke, Peter, Popular Culture in Early Modern EuropeLink opens in a new window (revised edn, Aldershot, 1994) [D 211.B8]

" ; New Perspectives on Historical Writing (2nd edn, Cambridge, 2001) [D 13.N3]

" ; Eyewitnessing: The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence (2001)

" ; What is Cultural History? (Cambridge, 2004)

Burnard, Trevor, ‘Tropical hospitality, British masculinity, and drink in late eighteenth-century Jamaica’, in: Historical Journal 65 (Special Issue 1/2022), 202-23

Camille, M., ‘Signs of the city: Place, power and public fantasy in medieval Paris’, in: B. Hanawalt and M. Kobialka (eds), Medieval Practices of Space (Minneapolis, 2000), 1-36 [e-book in netlibrary]
, Bernard, The World of John Taylor the Water-Poet, 1578-1653 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1994) [PR 2383.C2]

“ ; 'Gender and the culture of the alehouse in late Stuart England', in: A. Korhonen and K. Lowe (eds), The Trouble with Ribs: Women, Men and Gender in Early Modern Europe (=Collegium Vol. 2, 2007), 103-27 (also e-publication)

" , 'Republican reformation: Family, community and the state in interregnum Middlesex, 1649-60', in: H. Berry and E. Foyster (eds), The Family in Early Modern EnglandLink opens in a new window (Cambridge, 2009), 40-66

Carlin, Martha, 'Fast food and urban living standards in medieval England', in: idem; J. Rosenthal (eds), Food and Eating in Medieval Europe (London: Hambledon Press, 1998), ch. 3 [TX 360.E8]

" , "What say you to a piece of beef and mustard?": The evolution of public dining in medieval and Tudor LondonLink opens in a new window', in: Huntington Library Quarterly 71 (1/2008), 199-217

" , ‘Why Stay at the Tabard? Public Inns and Their Amenities c. 1400’, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 40 (2018), pp. 413-421

Cashmere, J., ‘Oysters and Tavern Sociability: Ritual, Violence and Young Men in Early Modern Rural France’, in: D. E. Kirkby and T.Luckins (eds), Dining on Turtles: Food Feasts and Drinking in History (Basingstoke, 2007), 104-21

Chaney, Edward, The Evolution of the Grand Tour: Anglo-Italian Cultural Relations since the Renaissance (London: Frank Cass, 1998) [D 907.C4]

Chartres, J. A., 'The capital's provincial eyes: London's inns in the early eighteenth century', in: London Journal 3 (1977), 24-39 [Arts periodicals]

" ; 'The eighteenth-century English inn: a short-lived "Golden Age"?', in: Kümin & Tlusty (eds), The World of the Tavern, 205-26

Chick, Joe, Urban Society and Monastic Lordship in Reading, 1350-1600 (Woodbridge, 2022) [but for more detail on public houses see his underlying thesis 'Cloisters and clothiers: the social impact of Reading's transition from monastic lordship to self-governance, 1350-1600' (PhD, University of Warwick, 2021), esp. pp. 266-88]

* Clark, Peter, The English Alehouse. A Social History 1200-1830 (London, New York, 1983) [GT 3843.C5]

" ; ‘The alehouse and alternative society’, in: Puritans and Revolutionaries (Oxford, 1978), 47-72 [DA 375.P3]

" ; ‘The ‘Mother Gin’ Controversy in the Early Eighteenth Century’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 5th Series 38 (1988)

" ; British Clubs and Societies 1580-1800: the Origins of an Associational World, Oxford Studies in Social History (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000) [HC 6111.C5]

“ ; ‘Politics, the City and the Popular Drinking House in Early Modern Europe’, in S. Ehrenpreis et al. (eds), Wege der Neuzeit. Festschrift für Heinz Schilling zum 65. Geburtstag ( Berlin, 2007), 621-638

+" , 'Drinking houses, the state and the economy, 1400-1830', in: Brecht Dewilde and Johan Poukens (eds.), Entrepreneurs, Institutions & Government Intervention in Europe [13th-20th centuries]: Essays in Honour of Erik Aerts (Brussels 2018), 189-202

Cockx, Lara; Meloni, Giulia; Swinnen, Johan, 'The Water of Life and Death: A Brief Economic History of Spirits', Journal of Wine Economics 16 (4/2021), 355-99

Collins, James, Classes, Estates and Order in Early Modern Brittany (Cambridge, 1994)

Colson, Justin, ‘A Portrait of a Late Medieval London Pub: The Star Inn, Bridge Street,’ in E.A. New and C. Steer (eds), Medieval Londoners: Essays to Mark the Eightieth Birthday of Caroline M. Barron (London: University of London Press, 2019), 38-50

Compton-Davey, John A. R., 'Some evidence of drinking culture in ale ballads', in: Brewery History 133 (2009), 18-47

Copps, Magnus, 'The Crown, Lambeth, 1784-1870: Urban development, social practice, and the material culture of a nineteenth century public house', Brewery History 169 (2016), 2-30

Cowan, Brian, The Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse (New Haven, 2005)

" , 'Food representations in early modern Europe: Powerful appetites', in: Beat Kümin (ed.), A Cultural History of Foodin the Early Modern Age (Oxford, 2012), 165-83

Davis, James, 'Selling food and drink in the aftermath of the Black Death', in: Mark Bailey and Stephen Rigby (eds), Town and Countryside in the Age of the Black Death (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011)

De Vivo, Filippo, Information & Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics (Oxford, 2007)

+ Delderfield, Eric R., British Inn Signs and Their Stories (3rd edn, 1972)

Dent, Catherine, ‘The functions of inn signs and their place in early modern British history’, in: Reinvention: A Journal of Undergraduate Research 4 (1/2011) [e-publicationLink opens in a new window; accessed 4/5/2011]

Dewald, Jonathan, The European Nobility 1400-1800 (Cambridge, 1996) [HC 7692.D3]

Dillon, Patrick, The Much-Lamented Death of Madam Geneva: The Eighteenth-Century Gin Craze (London, 2002)

Dobek, Peter Paul, ‘KARCZMA/TABERNA: Public Houses in Cracow during the Jagellonian Dynasty’ (PhD Western Michigan, 2019)

Dudash, Susan J., 'Christinian politics, the tavern, and urban revolt in late medieval France', in: K. Green & C. J. Mews (eds), Healing the Body Politic: The Political Thought of Christine de Pizan (Turnhout, 2005), 35-59

Dursteler, Eric C., 'Bad Bread and the "Outrageous Drunkenness of the Turks": Food and Identity in the Accounts of Early Modern European Travelers to the Ottoman Empire', Journal of World History 25 (2014)

Dynner, Glenn, ‘Legal Fictions: The Survival of Rural Jewish Tavernkeeping in the Kingdom of Poland’, in: Jewish Social Studies Link opens in a new window16/2 (2010), 28-66

" , Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland (Oxford, 2014)

Earnshaw, Steven, The Pub in Literature: England's Altered State (Manchester, 2000) [PR 149.D7]

Elias, Norbert, The Civilizing Process: the History of Manners and State Formation and Civilization (Oxford, 1994) [HB 6023.E5]

Ellis, Markman, The Coffee-House: A Cultural History (London, 2005) [TX 910.67]

Elsner, Jás; Rubiés, Joan-Pau (eds), Voyages and Visions: Towards a Cultural History of Travel (London: Reaktion, 1999) [G 156.V6]

Enenkel, Karl; Jong, Jan de (eds), Artes Apodemicae and Early Modern Travel Culture” (Leiden: Brill, 2019)

* Everitt, Alan, 'The English urban inn 1560-1760', in: idem, Perspectives in English Urban History (London 1973), 91-137 [DA 670.A2]

Falvey, Heather, ‘"Scandalus to all us": presenting an anti-alehouse petition from late Elizabethan Rickmansworth (Hertfordshire)’, Rural History 31 (2020), 1-15

+ Fenton, Alexander, 'Receiving travellers: changing Scottish traditions', in: Patricia Lysaght (ed.), Food and the Traveller: Migration, Immigration, Tourism and Ethnic Food. Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the International Commission for Ethnological Food Research, Cyprus, June 8-14, 1996 (University College Dublin, 1998), 70-80

Findlay, Alison, 'Theatres of Truth: Drinking and Drama in Early Modern England' in James Nicholls and Susan J. Owen (eds), A Babel of Bottles: Drink, Drinkers and Drinking Places in Literature (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000), 21-40 [PN 56.D74]

Firebaugh, W. C., The Inns of Greece & Rome and a History of Hospitality from the Dawn of Time to the Middle Ages (Chicago, 1928) [not in UL, but cf. opens in a new window]

'The Food Bibliography'Link opens in a new window: a searchable database of food-related publications compiled by Villa I Tatti (Florence) and the European Institute for the History and Cultures of Food (Tours)

Foyster, Elizabeth, Manhood in Early Modern England: Honour, Sex and Marriage (London, 1999)

Fox, Adam, Oral and Literate Culture in England 1500-1700(Oxford, 2000)

Frank, Michael, 'Satan's servants or authorities' agents? Publicans in eighteenth-century Germany', in: Kümin & Tlusty (eds), The World of the Tavern, 12-43

Frearson, Michael, 'Communications and the continuity of dissent in the Chiltern hundreds during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries', in: M. Spufford (ed.), The World of Rural Dissenters (Cambridge, 1995), 273-87 [BX 5203.2.W6]

Freist, Dagmar, Governed by Opinion: Politics, Religion and the Dynamics of Communication in Stuart London, 1637-1645 (London, 1997) [DA 681.F7]

Friedman, Ellen G., 'Christian Captives at “Hard Labour” in Algiers, 16th-18th Centuries’, in: The International Journal of African Historical Studies 13 (1980), 616-632

Fumerton, Patricia, 'Not home: Alehouses, ballads, and the vagrant husband in early modern England', The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern StudiesLink opens in a new window 32 (3/2002), 493-518

Funk, Holger, 'A little known, mid-16th century description of the production of English ale by John Caius', Brewery History 165 (2016), 19-29

" (ed.), 'Situating Hajek's treatise on beer in the discourse of the sixteenth century' [includes edition of a 1585 Czech treatise on the preparation of beer], in: Brewery History 173 (2018), 19-46

Galloway, James, 'Driven by drink? Ale consumption and the agrarian economy of the London region c. 1300-1400', in M. Carlin; J. Rosenthal (eds), Food and Eating in Medieval Europe (London: Hambledon Press, 1998), esp. chs 6 [TX 360.E8]

Gammon, Vic, Desire, Drink and Death in English Folk and Vernacular Song, 1600-1900 (London, 2008), esp. ch. 4: ‘Nothing like drinking’ – English vernacular song and strong drink

Garrioch, David, Neighbourhood and Community in Paris 1740-90 (Cambridge, 1986), esp. ch. 5 [HC 4622.G2]

Gibbons, Ed, All Beer & Skittles? A Short History of Inns and Taverns (London: National Trust, 2001) [GT 3834.G4]

Gieryn, T., 'A space for place in sociology', in: Annual Review of Sociology 26 (2000), 463-96

Girouard, M., Victorian Pubs (Yale, 1975; pbk 1984)

Glanville, P. (ed.), The Art of Drinking (London: V&A Publications, 2007)

Grancher, Romain, ‘Fishermen’s taverns: Public houses and maritime labor in an early modern French fishing community’, The International Journal of Maritime History 28-4 (2016), 671-685

Grimmett, Kendra, 'Stumbling along the virtuous path with Rubens's Drunken Hercules' in: De Zeventiende Eeuw (2020), 41-66

Guggenbühl, Christoph, 'Heaven or Hell? The Public House and its Social Perception in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Switzerland', in: P. Scholliers and M. Jacobs (eds), Eating Out in Europe Since the Late Eighteenth Century (Oxford, c. 2003)

Gutzke, D. W., Alcohol in the British Isles: An Annotated Bibliography (1996) [not in UL]

Habermas, Jürgen, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society (Cambridge, 1989; orig. German edn, 1969)

Hadfield, Andrew; Dimmock, Matthew; Shinn, Abigail (eds), The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England (Farnham, 2014)

Hailwood, Mark, 'Alehouses, popular politics and plebeian agency in early modern England', in: F. Williamson (ed.), Locating Agency: Space, Power and Popular Politics (Newcastle, 2010), 51-76

" , 'Sociability, Work and Labouring Identity in Seventeenth-Century EnglandLink opens in a new window’, in: Cultural and Social History 8 (1/2011), 9-29

* " , Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England (Woodbridge, 2014)

" ; Toner, Deborah (eds), 'Developments in the Brewing, Retail and Consumption of Alcohol in Early Modern England', [=special issue of] Brewery History 150 (2013) [open accessLink opens in a new window]

" , 'Alehouses and good fellowship in early modern England: an overview', in: Brewery History 170 (Spring 2017), 3-6

Hames, Gina, Alcohol in World History (London, 2012)

Hanawalt, Barbara A., 'The Host, the Law, and the Ambiguous Space of Medieval London Taverns', in her Of Good and Ill Repute. Gender and Social Control in Medieval England (Oxford, 1998), 104-123 [HD 5011.H2]

Hancock, David, Oceans of Wine: Madeira and the Emergence of American Trade and Taste (Yale, 2009)

Hands, Thora, Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain: Beyond the Spectre of the Drunkard (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

Hare, John, 'Inns, innkeepers and the society of later medieval England, 1350–1600Link opens in a new window', in: Journal of Medieval History (online publication 18 September 2013)

Harrington, Joel F.; Smith, H. W., 'Confessionalization, community and state building in Germany 1555-1870'Link opens in a new window, Journal of Modern History 69 (1997), 77-101 [Arts Periodicals]

Härter, K., 'Social control and enforcement of police ordinances in early modern criminal procedure', in: H. Schilling (ed.), Institutionen, Instrumente und Akteure sozialer Kontrolle und Disziplinierung im frühneuzeitlichen Europa (Frankfurt, 1999), 39-63

Haydon, Peter, The English Pub: A History (London, 1994)

" , An Inebriated History of Britain (Stroud, 2005)

Headley, J. M. et al. (eds), Confessionalization in Europe (2004), esp. essays by Brady and Schilling

Heal, Felicity, Hospitality in Early Modern England (Oxford: Clarendon, 1990) [DA 320.H3]

Heiss, Hans, 'The Pre-modern hospitality trade in the Central Alpine region: the example of Tyrol', in: Kümin & Tlusty (eds), World of the Tavern, 159-76

Hell, Maarten, 'Trade, transport, and storage in Amsterdam inns (1450–1800)', in: Journal of Urban History 40 (4/2014), 742-61

" , 'De Amsterdamse herberg (1450-1800): Geestrijk centrum van het openbare leven' (PhD University of Amsterdam, 2017) [with English summary 'The Amsterdam Inn (1450-1800): Centre of public life in the City', 396-401]

" , 'The rise and fall of the Bierbeschooier: supplying and controlling Amsterdam drinking houses (1580-1795)', in: Brewery History 180 (2019), 51-67

Hickman, A.; Bretherton, D., Thame Inns Discovered(Daal Publishing, 2000)

Hindle, Steve, 'The early modern economy', in: B. Kümin (ed.), The European World 1500-1800 (London, 2009), 74-83

Hirschfelder, Gunther, 'Women's drinking usage on the eve of the Industrial Revolution. The example of Manchester', in: Marjatta Hietala & Lars Nilsson (eds), Women in Towns: the Social Position of European Urban Women in a Historical Context, Studier i stads- och kommunhistoria 18 / Studia Historica LX (Helsinki, 1999) [HC 8720.W6]

Hitchcock, T.; Cohen, M. (eds), English Masculinities 1660-1800 (London, 1999)

Hohti, Paula, 'The Innkeeper’s Goods: The Use and Acquisition of Household Property in Sixteenth-Century Siena', in: Michelle O’Malley and Evelyn Welch (eds), The Material Renaissance (Manchester, 2007), 242–259

Holt, Mack P. (ed.), Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History (Oxford, 2006)

" , The Politics of Wine in Early Modern France: Religion and Popular Culture in Burgundy, 1477-1630 (Cambridge, 2018)

Houston, R.A., Bride Ales and Penny Weddings: Recreations, Reciprocity, and Regions in Britain from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries (Oxford, 2014)

Hsia, R. Po-chia, Social Discipline in the Reformation: Central Europe 1550-1750 (London, 1989) [BR 307.H8]

Hunter, Judith, 'Legislation, royal proclamations and other national directives affecting inns and taverns, alehouses, brandy shops and punch houses 1552-1757' (Ph.D. Reading, 1994) [available from UL Reading]

" , 'English inns, taverns, alehouses and brandy shops: the legislative framework, 1495-1797', in: Kümin & Tlusty (eds), The World of the Tavern, 65-82

+ " ; Ayres, Dennis, The Inns and Public Houses of Wokingham (Reading: Berkshire Books, 1994)

Ingram, Martin, Church Courts, Sex and Marriage in England, 1570-1640, Past and Present Publications (Cambridge, 1987) [KD 452.I6]

Jackson, Matthew, 'A Contested Character: the female publican in early modern England and FranceLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window', in Brewery History 150 (2013), 16-27

James, Kathryn; Withington, Phil (eds), 'Intoxicants and Early Modern European Globalization', [=special issue of] Historical Journal (2022)

Jennings, Allan; Ellis, Martin; Lewin, Tom, The Pubs of Royal Leamington Spa: Two Centuries of History (Brewin Books, 2014) [with two sequels on public house staff/atmosphere; available in Leamington Library]

Jennings, Paul, A History of Drink and the English 1500-2000 (London, 2016)

Jones, Richard, Haunted Inns of Britain and Ireland (London, 2004)

Jusserand, J. J., English wayfaring life in the Middle Ages (4th edn, London: Benn, 1950) [DA 185.J8]

Jütte, Robert, Poverty and Deviance in Early Modern Europe, New Approaches to European History (Cambridge, 1994) [HF 1020.J8]

Karras, Ruth Mazo, ‘Sharing wine, women, and song: Masculine identity formation in the medieval European Universities’, in: Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler (eds), Becoming Male in the Middle Ages (New York, 1997), 187-202

Kent, Joan, ‘Attitudes of members of the House of Commons to the regulation of “personal conduct” in late Elizabethan and early Stuart England’, Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research 46 (1973), 41-71

+ Keverne, Richard, Tales of Old Inns (1939)

Kowaleski, Maryanne, Local Markets and Regional Trade in Medieval Exeter (Cambridge, 1995)

Krenzke, J. R., '"Moneys unreceived": Attempts to tax the brewing trade in London and its environs before the excise ordinance of 1643', in: Brewery HistoryLink opens in a new window 162 (2015), 2-14

Kümin, Beat, 'Useful to have, but difficult to govern. Inns and taverns in early modern Bern and Vaud', in: Journal of Early Modern HistoryLink opens in a new window 3 (1999), 153-75 [Arts periodicals]

" ; 'Public houses and their patrons in early modern Europe', in: Kümin & Tlusty (eds), The World of the Tavern, 44-62

" , 'Eat in or take away. Food and drink in Central European public houses around 1800', in: M. Hietala and T. Vahtikari (eds), The Landscape of Food. The Food Relationship of Town and Country in Modern Times, Studia Fennica Historica 4 (Helsinki, 2003), 73-82

" , 'Eating out before the restaurant: Dining cultures in early modern inns', in: P. Scholliers and M. Jacobs (eds), Eating Out in Europe Since the Late Eighteenth Century (Oxford, c. 2003), 71-87

" , ‘“Run by the poor for the poor”? Social elites in the early modern public house’, in: Renaissance Journal 1 (7/2003), 7-13

“ , ‘Sacred church and worldly tavern: Reassessing an early modern divide’, in: W. Coster and A. Spicer (eds), Sacred Space in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, 2005), 17-38

+ “ , ‘Drinking and public space in early modern German lands’, in: Contemporary Drug Problems 32 (1/2005)

“ , ‘Public Houses and Civic Tensions in Early Modern Bern ’, in: Urban History 34 (1/2007), 89-101

* “ , Drinking Matters: Public Houses and Social Exchange in Early Modern Central Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007; e-book versionLink opens in a new window) [for chapter introductions see the University of Warwick's Special Podcast Series on Drinking MattersLink opens in a new window)

+ “ , ‘Popular Culture and Sociability’, in: P. Wilson (ed.), A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Europe(Oxford: Blackwell, 2008), 192-207

“ , 'Iconographical approaches to the early modern public houseLink opens in a new window', in: Food & History 7 (2/2009) , 29-42

" (ed.), 'Brewing Cultures in Early Modern Town' [= special issue of] Brewery History 135 (2010)

" , 'Eating out in early modern Europe', in idem (ed.), A Cultural History of Food in the Early Modern Age (Oxford, 2012), 87-102

*" ; Tlusty, B. Ann (eds), The World of the Tavern: Public Houses in Early Modern Europe (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002) [HD 5200.W6]

Laithwaite, M., ‘The buildings of Burford’, in: Everitt, Perspectives, 60-90

Lake, P.; Pincus, S., ‘Rethinking the Public Sphere in Early Modern England’, in: Journal of British StudiesLink opens in a new window 45 (2006), 270-92 

Lane, Christel, From Taverns to Gastropubs: Food, Drink and Sociality in England (Oxford: University Press, 2018)

Larwood, J.; Hotten, J. C., English Inn Signs (London, 1951) [not in UL]

Latham, Robert, ‘Coffee-Houses’, in: idem; Matthews, William (eds), Diary, vol. 10: Companion (London, 1983), 70-72

" , ‘Drink’, ibid., 104-108

" , ‘Food’, ibid., 143-149

" , ‘Taverns, inns and eating-houses’, ibid., 416-428

Leeds, E. T., '17th and 18th Century Wine-Bottles of Oxford Taverns', in: Oxoniensia VI (1941), 44-55 and plates IX-X

Leinwand, T. B., 'Spongy plebs, mighty lords, and the dynamics of the alehouse', Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 19 (1989), 159-84 [Arts periodicals]

Lemon, Rebecca, Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England (Philadelphia, 2018)

Lillywhite, B., London Coffee Houses (London, 1963) [not in UL]

Lindenau, Katja, 'Brewing, politics and society in an early modern German town - a case study of Görlitz', in: Brewery History 135 (2010), 40-60

Locatelli, Andrea Maria; Martinelli, Nicola, ‘Eating at the Coaching Inn: The Italian Central Alps in the 19th and 20th Centuries’, in: Rita d’Errico, Stefano Magagnoli & Peter Scholliers (eds), Eating on the Move from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (London: Routledge, 2023)

Lount, Barry, 'Alehouses and Taverns of Leicester' (online publication, 2017)

Ludington, Charles, The Politics of Wine in Britain: A New Cultural History (Basingstoke, 2013)

" , 'The Politics of Wine in Eighteenth-Century England', in: History Today 63 (7/July 2013)

Mackay, Theresa, ‘Women at Work: Innkeeping in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland 1790–1840’, Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 37 (2/2017), 155–76

Maczak, Antoni, Travel in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1995) [D 907.M2]

Magnusson, L., ‘Artisans, putting out and social drinking in Eskilstuna, Sweden 1800-50’, in: Markets and Manufacture in Early Industrial Europe, ed. M. Berg (London, 1991), 292-320

Marsh, Christopher, Music and Society in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2010)

* Martin, A. Lynn, Alcohol, Sex and Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001) [HF 2320.M2]

" , Alcohol, Violence and Disorder in Traditional Europe (Kirksville, 2009)

Maudlin, Daniel, 'Inns and elite mobility in late Georgian Britain', Past & Present 247 (1/2020), 37–76

McMahon, R. (ed.), Crime, Law and Popular Culture in Europe 1500-1900 (Cullompton, 2009)

McRae, A., Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2009)

McShane Jones, Angela, ‘Roaring royalists and ranting brewers: The politicisation of drink and drunkenness in political broadside ballads from 1640 to 1689’, in: Smyth (ed.), Pleasing Sinne, ch. 5

" , 'Material Culture and "Political Drinking" in Seventeenth-Century England', in Phil Whitington und Angela McShane (eds), Cultures of Intoxication (Oxford, 2014), 247-76

" , 'Drink, song and politics in early modern England', in: Popular MusicLink opens in a new window 35 (2/2016), 166-90

Mennell, Stephen; Murcott, Anne; Otterloo, Anneke H. van, The Sociology of Food. Eating, Diet and Culture (London, 1992) [TX 353.M3]

" , All Manners of Food. Eating and Taste in England and France from the Middle Ages to the Present (rev. Edn, Campaign, 1995) [GT 2853.G7]

Montanari, Massimo, The Culture of Food, The Making of Europe (Oxford, 1994)

Montes Mary, The Earlsdon Cottage Inn: the Story of an Old Coventry Pub (Coventry, 1986) [pam DA 670.83.C75]

+ Moody, Raymond, The Inns of Burford, Part I: The High Street (Burford, 1996)

Moore, James; Nero, Paul, Ye Olde Good Inn Guide: A Tudor Traveller's Guide to the Nation's Finest Taverns (The History Press, 2013) [publisher infoLink opens in a new window]

Muchembled, Robert, Popular Culture and Elite Culture in France, 1400-1750, trans. Lydia Cochrane (Baton Rouge, 1985) [DC 33.M8]

Müller, Felix, 'Ownership of public houses by the Swiss nobility. A regional case-study [Bernese Aargau]', in: Kümin & Tlusty (eds), The World of the Tavern, 177-90

Muldrew, Craig, The Economy of Obligation: The Culture of Credit and Social Relations in Early Modern England, Early Modern History: Society and Culture (Basingstoke, 1998) [HQ 4011.M8]

+ Munby, J., ‘Zacharias’s: A 14th Century Oxford New Inn and the Origins of the Medieval Urban Inn’, Oxoniensia 57 (1992), 245-309

Musgrave, Peter, The Early Modern European EconomyLink opens in a new window (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999) [HK 203.S3]

Newman, Ian, The Romantic Tavern (Cambridge, 2019)

Newman, Paul B., Travel and Trade in the Middle Ages (McFarland, 2011)

Nicholls, James, The Politics of Alcohol: A History of the Drink Question in England (Manchster, 2009)

Nielsen, J.S., 'Brewing beer in the Middle Ages (750-1500): Beer production and product differentiation in medieval northern Germany', in: Brewery History 179 (Summer 2019), 41-62

O’Callaghan, Michelle, ‘Tavern societies, the Inns of Court, and the culture of conviviality in arly seventeenth-century London’, in Smyth (ed.), Sinne, 37-51

" , M., The English Wits: Literature and Sociability in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2007)

O’Sullivan, Catherine, Hospitality in Medieval Ireland (Dublin, 2004)

Ohler, N., The Medieval Traveller (Woodbridge, 1989)

Pantin, William Abel, 'Medieval inns', in: E. M. Jope (ed.), Studies in Building History (London, 1961), 166-191 [NA 961.J6]

+ Pearce, Jacqui, 'Down at the Old Ship and Ball - taverns, trade and daily life in the London borough of Southwark', in: Post-Medieval Archaeology 50 (2/2016), 181-226 [with excavation evidence of jugs, mugs, glasses and plates used by the Old Ship and Ball / George public houses in the early modern period]

Pearson, Michael Parker; Richards Colin (eds), Architecture and Order: Approaches to Social Space (London: Routledge, 1994) (esp. idem, 'Ordering the world: perceptions of architecture, space and time', 1-37 [NA 2543.S6]

Pelzer, J. and L., 'Coffee Houses of Augustan London', in: History TodayLink opens in a new window (October 1982), 40-47

Pennell, Sara, '"Great quantities of gooseberry pye and baked clod of beef": victualling and eating out in early modern London', in: P. Griffiths and M. Jenner (eds), Londinopolis (Manchester, 2000), 228-49 [DA 681.L6]

Pennington, Janet, 'Inns and taverns of western Sussex, England, 1550-1700: a documentary and architectural investigation', in: Kümin & Tlusty (eds), The World of the Tavern, 116-35

Pilcher, Jeffrey, Food in World HistoryLink opens in a new window (London, 2005)

Plack, Noelle, ‘Drinking and rebelling: wine, taxes and popular agency in Revolutionary Paris, 1789-1791’, French Historical Studies 39:3 (2016), 599-622

Porter, Roy, ‘The drinking man’s disease: The “pre-history” of alcoholism in Georgian Britain’, British Journal of Addiction 80 (1985), 385-96

Potter, David, ‘“Rigueur de Justice”: Crime, Murder and the Law in Picardy, Fifteenth to Sixteenth Centuries', in: French History 11 (3/1997), 265-309

Powell, Martyn J., 'Politicial Toasting in Eighteenth-Century IrelandLink opens in a new window', in: History: The Journal of the Historical Association 91 (4/2006), 508-29

Rabin, Dana, 'Drunkenness and responsibility for crime in the eighteenth century', Journal of British StudiesLink opens in a new window 44 (2005), 457-77

Raeff, Marc, The Well-Ordered Police State: Social and Institutional Change through Law in the Germanies and Russia 1600-1800 (Yale UP, 1983) [DD 175.R2]

Rawson, Katie; Shore, Elliot, Dining Out: A Global History of Restaurants, Global Food Histories (London: Bloomsbury, 2023)

Reay, Barry, Popular Cultures in England 1550-1750 (London: Longman, 1998) [HC 9011.R3]

Reinhard, Wolfgang, 'Reformation, Counter-Reformation and the early modern state: a reassessment', Catholic Historical ReviewLink opens in a new window 75 (1989), 383-404 [Arts Periodicals]

" , 'Power elites, state servants, ruling classes and the growth of state power', in: idem (ed.), Power Elites and State Building, The Origins of the Modern State in Europe D (Oxford: UP, 1996), 1-18 [JC 302.31 PG]

" , 'Forced Confessionalization? Prolegomena for a Theory of the Confessional Age', in: C. Scott Dixon (ed.), The German Reformation: The Essential Readings (Oxford, 1999), ch. 6 [BR 305.2.G3]

Reinke-Williams, T., 'Women, Ale and Company in Early Modern London', in: Brewery History 135 (2010), 88-106

" , Women, Work and Sociability in Early Modern London (Basingstoke, 2014)

Richardson, A. E., The Old Inns of England (4th edn, London, 1942) [NA 7810.R4]

Roberts, Edward, 'Inns, taverns and alehouses in Hampshire 1300-1600', in: Hampshire Studies (2020), 75-87

Roberts, Julia, In Mixed Company: Taverns and Public Life in Upper Canada. (Vancouver, 2008)

Roberts, S. K., 'Alehouses, brewing and government under the early Stuarts', Southern History 2 (1980), 45-71 [Arts periodicals]

Roche, D., The People of Paris: An Essay in Popular Culture in the 18thC, trans. M. Evans / G. Lewis(Leamington Spa, 1987; French edn, 1981), esp. ch. 8

Roper, Lyndal, ‘“Going to Church and Street”: Weddings in Reformation Augsburg’Link opens in a new window, Past and Present 106 (1985), 62-101

" , 'Mothers of debauchery: Procuresses in Reformation Augsburg', in: German History 6 (1988), 1-19 [Arts periodicals]

Rublack, Ulinka, The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany, Oxford studies in social history (Oxford, 1999) [HF 3102.3.R8]

Salinger, Sharon V., Taverns and Drinking in Early America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2002)

Salzberg, Rosa, ‘Little Worlds in Motion: Mobility and Space in the Osterie of Early Modern Venice’, Journal of Early Modern History 25 (1-2/2021), 96-117

Schilling, Heinz, 'Confessionalization in the Empire: Religion and societal change in Germany between 1555 and 1620', in his Religion, Political Culture and the Emergence of Early Modern Society (Leiden, 1992) [DD 176.S2]

Schindler, Norbert, 'Nocturnal disturbances: on the social history of the night in the early modern period' in his Rebellion, Community and Custom in Early Modern Germany (Cambridge: UP, 2002)

Schofield, John, 'Social perceptions of space in Medieval and Tudor London houses', in: Martin Locock (ed.), Meaningful Architecture: Social Interpretations of Buildings (Aldershot, 1994), 188-206) [NA 2543.S6]

Scott, James C., Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts (New Haven: Yale, 1990) [HC 5140.S2]

Scribner, R. W., ‘Oral culture and the diffusion of Reformation ideas’, in: idem, Popular Culture and Popular Movements in Reformation Germany (London, 1987), 49-69

" , 'Communities and the nature of power', in: idem (ed.), Germany: A New Social and Economic History, vol. I: 1450-1630 (London, 1996), 291-325 [HK 233.G3]

Scribner, Vaughn, Inn Civility: Urban Taverns and Early American Civil Society (New York: U.P., 2019)

Sharpe, J. A., Crime in Early Modern England 1550-1750 (2nd edn, London: Longman, 1999) [HF 3101.1.S4]

+" , '"In drink and very abusive": Alcohol and violence in early modern Cheshire', in: J. Nipperdey & K. Reinholdt (eds), Essen und Trinken in der Europäischen Kulturgeschichte (Münster, 2016), 131-44

Shepard, Alexandra, ‘“Swil-bols and tos-pots”: drink culture and male bonding in England, c.1560-1640’, in Laura Gowing, Michael Hunter, Miri Rubin (eds), Love, Friendship and Faith in Europe, 1300–1800 (Basingstoke, 2005), 110-30

Shoemaker, R., Prosecution and Punishment: Petty Crime and the Law in London and Rural Middlesex 1660-1725 (Cambridge, 1991) [HF 3101.5.S4]

Shurey, Richard, Pub walks in Warwickshire, Pub walks series (Newbury: Countryside, 1994) [Bodleian Library and local book stores]

Simpson, Jacqueline, Green Men & White Swans: The Folklore of British Pub Names (2010)

Skoda, Hannah, Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France 1270-1330 (Oxford, 2013)

Small, R. Charlie, '"Devil's Ordinaries" and "Chapels of Ease": a Comparative Study of London's Coffeehouses and Taverns 1660-1720Link opens in a new window', in: Re-invention: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research 5 (2/2012)

Smith, A. M., ‘Two Highland inns’, in: Scottish Historical Review 56 (1977), 184-8 [Arts periodicals]

Smith, J. T.; English Houses 1200-1800: The Hertfordshire Evidence(London, 1992)

" ; North, M. A. (eds), St Albans 1650-1700: A Thoroughfare Town and Its People (Hertford, 2003)

Smyth, Adam (ed.), A Pleasing Sinne: Drink and Conviviality in Seventeenth-Century England (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2004)

Snow, George E., 'Drink houses in early modern Russia', in: Kümin & Tlusty (eds), The World of the Tavern, 191-204

Spang, Rebecca, The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture, Harvard Historical Studies 135 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2000) [TX 910.F7]

Stewart, Alison, 'Taverns in Nuremberg prints at the time of the German Reformation', in: Kümin & Tlusty (eds), The World of the Tavern, 95-115

Stojkovic-Ivkovic, Miriana, 'Alcohol and the art of David Teniers JrLink opens in a new window', in: Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities 9 (3/Spring 2017)

Stolleis, Michael et al. (eds), Policey im Europa der Frühen Neuzeit, Ius commune. Sonderhefte 83 (Frankfurt: Klostermann, 1996)

Storey, Tessa, Carnal Commerce in Counter-Reformation Rome (Cambridge: UP, 2008)

Taverner, C. & Flavin, S., ‘Food and Power in 16thC Ireland: Studying household accounts from Dublin Castle’, Historical Journal 66 (1/2023), 1-26

Teuteberg, Hans-J. (ed.), European Food History: a Research Review (Leicester: UP, 1992) [TX 360.E8]

Thirsk, Joan, Food in Early Modern England: Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500-1760 (London, 2007)

Thomas, Heather, 'What contribution was made by the alehouse to the life of early modern townsLink opens in a new window', in: Elizabeth I - a website dedicated to the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1997)

Thompson, Peter, Rum Punch & Revolution: Taverngoing & Public Life in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia (Philadelphia, 1999) [F158.4.T4]

Thurnell-Read, Thomas (ed.), Drinking Dilemmas: Space, Culture and Identity (London: Routledge, 2018)

Tiptaft, Norman, Inns of the Midlands (Birmingham, 1951) [DA 669.4.T4] (7D)

Tlusty, B. Ann, 'Water of life, water of death: the controversy over brandy and gin in early modern Augsburg'Link opens in a new window, in: Central European History 31 (1998), 1-30 [Arts Periodicals]

" , 'Crossing gender boundaries. Women as drunkards in early modern Augsburg', in: Sybille Backmann et al. (eds), Ehrkonzepte in der frühen Neuzeit (Berlin: Akademie, 1998), 185-198 [SLC]

* " , Bacchus and Civic Order: The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Germany (Charlottesville: U. of Virginia Press, 2001) [GT 2883.G3]

" , 'The public house, defence and military culture in early modern Germany', in: Kümin & Tlusty (eds), The World of the Tavern, 136-56

" , 'Full cups, full coffers: Tax strategies and consumer culture in the early modern German citiesLink opens in a new window', in: German History 32 (2014), 1-28

* " (ed.), Alcohol in the Early Modern World: A Cultural History (London: Bloomsbury, 2021)

Tomasik, T. J. and Vitullo, J. M. (eds), At the Table: Metaphorical and Material Cultures of Food in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Turnhout, 2007) 

Toner, Deborah, 'Consuming Authenticities: Time, Place and the Past in the Construction of “Authentic” Foods and Drinks', in: Food & History 17 (2/2019)

Turner, Katherine, British Travel Writers in Europe 1750-1800: Authorship, Gender and National Identity (Aldershot: Ashgate, May 2001) [PR 449.T7]

Unger, R. W., Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Philadelphia, 2004)

" , 'Samuel Pepys and the decline of brewing in the late seventeenth century', in: Brewery HistoryLink opens in a new window 162 (2015), 66-75

Van Bruaene, Anne; Van Bouchaute, Sarah, 'Drinking and Drunkenness in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Low CountriesLink opens in a new window', in: Early Modern Low Countries 1 (2017), 1-29

Vaughan, John Edmund, The English Guide Book, c. 1780-1870: an Illustrated History (Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1974) [DA 664.V2]

Verdon, Jean, Travel in the Middle Ages, trans. G. Holoch (Notre Dame, 2003)

Verhoeven, Gerrit, 'Dining Out! Food Culture and Social Practices in Late Eighteenth-Century Antwerp', in: Food & History 14 (2-3/2016), 3-19

The Victoria History of the County of Warwick [DA 670] (with index volume)

Walker, D., ‘Inns, hotels and related building types’, in: Scotland's Buildings, ed. Geoffrey Stell et al. (East Linton, 2003), 127-189

Walker, G. (ed.), Writing Early Modern History (Oxford, 2005)

Walker, Helen, ‘An 18th-century assemblage from a well in the garden of 4 Falcon Square, Castle Hedingham’, in: Essex Archaeology and History 33 (2002), 288-309

Warner, Jessica, ‘“Resolved to drink no more”: Addiction as a preindustrial construct’, Journal for the Study of Alcohol 55 (1994), 685-91

" , Craze: Gin and Debauchery in an Age of Reason (London, 2003)

Wasa, Masatake, 'The University Brewery of Frankfurt an der Oder in the early modern period', in: Brewery History 135 (2010), 61-87

Watkins, Andrew, 'Humphrey Ryddell and the Swan at Coleshill: A Sixteenth-Century Small Town Innkeeper and his Inn', in: Warwickshire History XVI (2/2014-15), 51-71

West, Jim, Drinking with Calvin and Luther: A History of Alcohol in the Church (Lincoln, 2003)

Westhauser, Karl E., ‘Friendship and family in early modern England: the sociability of Adam Eyre and Samuel Pepys’Link opens in a new window, Journal of Social History27 (1994), 517-36

Whelan, Mark, '"Mead from Riga": The trade and consumption of a Hanse cultural good in the late medieval Baltic', German History 40 (4/2022), 470-86

Whittle, Joan (ed.), Servants in Rural Europe 1400-1900 (Cambridge, 2017)

Whyman, Susan E., Sociability and Power in Late Stuart England: the Cultural Worlds of the Verneys, 1660-1720(Oxford: UP, 1999) [DA 440.W4]

Whyte, William, 'How do buildings mean? Some issues of interpretation in the history of architecture', History and Theory 45 (2006), 153-77

Wiesner, Merry, Working Women in Renaissance Germany, The Douglass Series on Women’s Lives and the Meaning of Gender (New Brunswick, 1986) [HM 5123.W4]

" ; Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, New Approaches to European History (Cambridge, 1993) [HC 8720.W4]

Williamson, Fiona, Social Relations and Urban Space: Norwich 1600-1700 (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2014), esp. chapters 'Gendering the Streets' and 'Political Landscapes'

Withey, Lynne, Grand Tours and Cook's Tours: a History of Leisure Travel, 1750 to 1915 (London: Aurum Press, 1998) [G96.W4]

Withington, Phil, ‘Company and Sociability in Early Modern England’, in: Social HistoryLink opens in a new window 32 (3/2007), 291-307 [online]

" , ‘Intoxicants and society in early modern England’, in: The Historical Journal Link opens in a new window54 (2011), 631-657 [online]

" , ‘Where Was the Coffee in Early Modern England?’Link opens in a new window, The Journal of Modern History 92 (2020), 40–75 [online]

" and McShane, Angela (eds), 'Cultures of Intoxication', Past and Present Link opens in a new windowSupplement 9 (2014) [online]

Wood, Andy, The 1549 Rebellions and the Making of Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2007)

Woolgar, C. M. et al. (eds), Food in Medieval England: Diet and Nutrition (Oxford, 2006)

Wrightson, Keith, 'Alehouses, order and reformation in rural England 1590-1660', in: Stephen and Eileen Yeo (eds), Popular Culture and Class Conflict 1590-1914 (Brighton, 1981), 1-27 [HC 7651.1.Y3]

Yeomans, Henry, 'Regulating drinking through alcohol taxation and minimum unit pricing: A historical perspective on alcohol pricing interventions', in: Regulation & Governance (2017) [doi: 10.1111/rego.12149Link opens in a new window]



III. Secondary Literature in French, German and Italian


a) French


Bihl-Willette, Luc, Des tavernes aux bistrots: Histoire des cafés (Lausanne, 1997)

Coulet, Noël, ‘Propriétaires et exploitants d’auberges dans la France du midi au bas moyen âge’ [Owners of inns in late medieval Southern France], in: Peyer (ed.), Gasthaus, 119-36 [order via UL ‘Document Supply’ service]

+ “ , ‘Voyageurs et aubergistes du Moyen Age’ [Travellers and innkeepers in the Middle Ages], in: L’Histoire 163 (1993), 14-19

Farge, A. (ed.), Vivre dans la rue à Paris au XVIIIe siècle (1979) [in UL]

Georgin, Pierre-Jean, ‘Violence, cabaret et alcool: Quelques aspects des sociabilités à Thionville et dans sa région (fin XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle’ [Violence, taverns and alcohol: Sociability in Thionville c. 1700], in: Cahiers Lorrains (1996), 233-252

Gutton, Jean-Pierre, La sociabilité villageoise dans l'ancienne France. Solidarités et voisinage du XVIe au XVIIIe s. (Paris, 1979; reprint 1998), esp. ch. 7 [HC 4122.G8]

Lecoutre, Matthieu, Ivresse et Ivrognerie dans la France Moderne (Rennes: Presses Universitaires, 2011) [review in French History]

+Maistre, Gilbert, ‘La lutte du clergé contre les cabarets du XVIIe au XIX siècle’ [The clergy’s struggle against taverns in the 17-19thC], in: Vie religieuse en Savoie. Mentalités - Associations (Mémoires et documents publiés par l'Académie Salésienne 95)

Mandrella, David, ‘Les représentations de l'ivresse dans la peinture hollandaise du XVIIe siècle’, in: Food & History 9 (2011), 25-38

Muchembled, R., La violence au village: Sociabilité et comportements populaires en Artois du XVe au XVIIe siècle [Violence in the Village: Sociability and Popular Behaviour in the Artois Region] (Brepols, 1989) [DC 611.A8]

+Nicolas, Jean, ‘Le tavernier, le juge et le curé’ [The taverner, the judge and the priest], L’Histoire 25 (1980), 20-28

 + “ , La Rébellion française: Mouvements populaires et conscience sociale 1661-1789 [French Rebellions] (Paris, 2002) [extracts on public houses]

+Quellier, Florent, Festins, ripailles et bonne chère du Grand Siècle (2015)

+ Rau, Susanne; Zeller, Olivier, 'Police des voyageurs et hospitalité urbaine à Lyon à la fin du XVIIe siècle', in: A. Burkardt (ed.), Commerce, Voyage et Expérience religieuse XVI-XVIIIe siècles (Rennes, 2007), 113-43


b) German


Behringer, Wolfgang, Im Zeichen des Merkur: Reichspost und Kommunikationsrevolution in der Frühen Neuzeit (Göttingen, 2003)

Kachel, Johanna, Herberge und Gastwirtschaft in Deutschland bis zum 17. Jahrhundert [Inns and the Hospitality Trade up to the Seventeenth Century], Beihefte zur Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte 3 (Stuttgart, 1924) [order via UL ‘Document Supply’ service]

+Kümin, Beat, ‘Rathaus, Wirtshaus, Gotteshaus. Von der Zwei- zur Dreidimensionalität in der frühneuzeitlichen Gemeindeforschung’ [Town hall, church and public house: towards a three-dimensional view of early modern communities’], in: F. Šmahel (ed.), Geist, Gesellschaft, Kirche im 13.-16. Jh. (Prague, 1999), 249-62

+ “ , ‘Vormodernes Gastgewerbe und früher Tourismus in den bernischen Alpen [Premodern public houses and early tourism in the Bernese Alps]’, in: Andrea Leonardi and Hans Heiss (eds), Tourismus und Entwicklung im Alpenraum 18.-20. Jh. / Turismo e sviluppo in area alpina, secoli XVIII-XX, Tourism & Museum Vol. I (Innsbruck: StudienVerlag, 2003), 281-300 [with English abstract]

+ “ , ‘Wirtshaus und Gemeinde: Politisches Profil einer kommunalen Grundinstitution im alten Europa’ [Public House and Local Community], in: S. Rau and G. Schwerhoff (eds), Zwischen Gotteshaus und Taverne: Öffentliche Räume in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit, Norm und Struktur 21 (Cologne, 2004), 75-97

+ “ , ‘Wirtshaus, Verkehr und Kommunikationsrevolution im frühneuzeitlichen Alpenraum [Public House, Road Transport and the "Communication Revolution" in the Early Modern Alps]’, in: Zeitsprünge: Forschungen zur Frühen Neuzeit 9 (3-4/2005), 376-393

+ “ , ‘Wirtshaus, Reiseverkehr und Raumerfahrung am Ausgang des Mittelalters [Public Houses, Road Traffic and the Experience of Space at the Close of the Middle Ages]’, in: Rainer C. Schwinges (ed.), Strassen- und Verkehrswesen im Mittelalter (Sigmaringen, 2007), 331-52

+ “ , ‘Wirtshausgeschichte. Das Gastgewerbe in der historischen Frühneuzeitforschung [Public House History: The Hospitality Trade in Early Modern Historiography]’, in: P. Friedrich and R. Parr (eds), Gastlichkeit: Erkundungen einer Schwellensituation (Heidelberg: Synchron, 2009), 117-31

+ “ , 'In vino res publica? Politische Soziabilität im Wirtshaus der Frühen Neuzeit [Political Sociability in the Early Modern Public House]‘, in: G. Schwerhoff (ed.), Stadt und Öffentlichkeit in der Frühen Neuzeit, Städteforschung: Reihe A, vol. 83 (Cologne: Böhlau, 2011), 65-79

+ “ , ‘Wirtshäuser als frühneuzeitliche Kommunikationszentren [Public Houses as Early Modern Communication Hubs]’, in: Lukas Morscher, Martin Scheutz and Walter Schuster (eds), Orte der Stadt im Wandel vom Mittelalter zur Gegenwart: Treffpunkte der Stadt, Verkehr und Fürsorge (Innsbruck: StudienVerlag, 2013), 91-105

+ " , 'Wirtshäuser auf dem Prüfstand: Zur sozialen Ambivalenz öffentlicher Trinkkulturen in der Frühen Neuzeit [Testing Taverns: On the Social Ambivalence of Public Drinking in Early Modern Europe]', in: Historische Anthropologie 28 (2/2020), 229-49

+Nipperdey, Justus, and Reinholdt, Katharina (eds), Essen und Trinken in der Europäischen Kulturgeschichte, Kulturelle Grundlagen Europas (Münster: LIT, 2016) [see esp. essay by Tlusty on the German custom of Vertrinken, disciplining opponents by running up a tap at their expense]

Peyer, Hans Conrad (ed.), Gastfreundschaft, Taverne und Gasthaus im Mittelalter [Hospitality, Inns and Taverns in the Middle Ages], Schriften des Historischen Kollegs (Munich: Oldenbourg, 1983) [includes a number of English essays; order via UL ‘Document Supply’ service]

“ , Von der Gastfreundschaft zum Gasthaus: Studien zur Gastlichkeit im Mittelalter [From Hospitality to Public House] (Hannover: Hahn, 1987) [HD 5200.P3]

+Rau, Susanne, ‘Das Wirtshaus: Zur Konstitution eines öffentlichen Raumes in der Frühen Neuzeit’ [The Public House: Constitution of a Public Space], in: Offen und Verborgen: Vorstellungen und Praktiken des Öffentlichen und Privaten in Mitelalter und Früher Neuzeit, eds Caroline Emmelius et al. (Göttingen, 2004), 211-27

+ “ ; Schwerhoff, G., ‘Frühneuzeitliche Gasthaus-Geschichte(n) zwischen stigmatisierenden Fremdzuschreibungen und fragmentierten Geltungserzählungen’ [Early Modern Public House Discourses], in: G. Melville and H. Vorländer (eds), Geltungsgeschichten (Köln: Böhlau, 2002), 181-201

+ “ ; “ (eds), Zwischen Gotteshaus und Taverne: Öffentliche Räume in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit [Public Spaces in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe] (Cologne, 2004) [esp. essays by Kümin, Krug-Richter and Tlusty]

Schmidt, H. R., Dorf und Religion: reformierte Sittenzucht in Berner Landgemeinden der frühen Neuzeit [Village and Religion: Reformed Discipline in Early Modern Bernese Rural Communities] (Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer, 1995) [incl. English summary; BR 410.S2; with data CD available from issue desk on Floor 1]

Zedler, Johann H., Grosses vollständiges Universal-Lexicon aller Wissenschaften und Künste (64 vols, Halle, 1732-54) [early modern German encyclopaedia with entries for ‘Wirt’, ‘Wirthschafft’ etc.]



c) Italian

Canevascini Venturelli, Simona, 'Il baliaggio di Locarno e le sue osterie. Squarci di vita sociale, culturale e criminale d'epoca moderna (XVIII secolo)', in: Bollettino della Società storica locarnese 14 (2011), 17-33 [preliminary / draft versionLink opens in a new window]

+Carnevale, Diego, 'Dalla locanda all'albergo: Economia e sociologia dell'accoglienza nella Napoli del Settecento', in: Studi storici: rivista trimestrale dell'Istituto Gramsci 57 (4/2016), 901-926

+Cherubini, Giovanni, ‘La taverna nel basso Medioevo’, in: idem, Il lavoro, la taverna, la strada: Scorci di Medioevo (Napoli, 1997), 191-224

Motta, Emilio, ‘Albergatori milanesi nei secoli XIV e XV’, in: Archivio storico lombardo vol. 9 / anno 25 (1898), 366-377 [order via British Library Document Supply Service]

Ortalli, Gherardo, ‘Il guidice e la taverna: Momenti ludici in una piccola communità lagunare’, in Gioco e giustizia nell’ Italia di Commune, ed. idem (Treviso, 1993), 43–70 [order via UL ‘Document Supply’ service]

Romani, Mario, Pellegrini e Viaggiatori nell’economia di Roma dal XIV al XVII Secolo (Milan, 1948) [order via UL ‘Document Supply’ service]

Tuliani, Maurizio, Osti, avventori e malandrini. Alberghi, locande e taverne a Siena e nel suo contado tra Trecento e Quattrocento (Siena, 1994; reprint 2006)