Iconographical approaches to the early modern public house
Kümin, Beat A.. (2009) Iconographical approaches to the early modern public house. Food and History, Vol.7 (No.2). pp. 29-42. ISSN 1780-3187Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1484/J.FOOD.1.100649
This essay surveys the pictorial evidence relating to inns, taverns and beerhouses in German-speaking Europe between c. 1400 and 1800. Following remarks on the potential and methodical difficulties of visual sources for historical analysis, the material is tentatively categorized into generic and symbolic representations. Among the former, subdivisions include images produced for identification, orientation, promotion and description; among the latter, those with moral, political and religious connotations. The overview suggests that the complexity of the pictorial record reflects the dynamic versatility of early modern public houses and the highly ambivalent way in which they were perceived at the time.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > D History (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Europe, German-speaking -- History, Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Pictorial works, Bars (Drinking establishments) -- In art, Taverns (Inns) -- Europe, German-speaking -- History, Taverns (Inns) -- In art, Taverns (Inns) -- Pictorial works|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Food and History|
|Page Range:||pp. 29-42|
|Version or Related Resource:||This paper originally presented at the workshop: Public eating, public drinking: places of consumption from early modern to postmodern times, Washington D.C., 23-24 May 2008.|
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