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History Department

Thomas E. Brennan


Early Modern France; European Social History

  •  Phone: (410) 293-6255
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  •   The United States Naval Academy
        572 Holloway Road 
        Annapolis, MD 21402


  • Ph.D. - The Johns Hopkins University
  • M.A. - The Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A. - Catholic University of America


Thomas Brennan, ed., Public Drinking in the Early Modern World: Voices from the Tavern, 1500 - 1800, vol. 1 France (Pickering & Chatto, 2011).

Burgundy to Champagne: The Wine Trade in Early Modern France. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997).

Public Drinking and Popular Culture in Eighteenth-Century Paris. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988).

"Peasants and Debt in Eighteenth-Century Champagne" Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 37 (2006): 175-200.

"Taverns and the Public Sphere in the French Revolution," in Mack Holt, ed. Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History (Oxford: Berg, 2006), 107-120.

"Taverns in the Public Sphere in 18-century Paris," Contemporary Drug Problems 32 (2005): 29-43.

"Production and Consumption of Alcohol in France" in Jack Blocker, ed., Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2003), 1:248-51.

"Coffeehouses and Cafe's," in Alan C. Kors, ed., Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003) 1:267-69.

"Town and Country in France," in Stephen Epstein, ed., Town and Country in Pre-Modern Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), 250-71.

"Drinking and Drugs," in Peter Stearns, ed., The Encyclopedia of European Social History (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001), 5: 89-101.


Reviews published in:

  • The Journal of Modern History
  • The American Historical Review
  • The Journal of Economic History
  • The Journal of Social History
  • The Journal of Interdisciplinary History
  • Histoire Sociale/Social History
  • Law and History Review;Military Affairs
  • The Social History of Alcohol Review
  • The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography
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