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Beer: Necessity Or Luxury?, Max Nelson Jan 2011

Beer: Necessity Or Luxury?, Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

It is often stated that in the Middle Ages beer was a necessity since drinking water was generally unsafe. It is argued here instead that water was widely drunk (often after having been purified through boiling) and that beer (as well as wine) was an