A lazy post for my second contribution to AHP (but I thought it was too interesting to resist) :
Mind Hacks posted yesterday about the history of absinthe and provided a few online resources:
- The New York Times (November 12, 2007)
- Article on Absinthism from the journal Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy
Some additional resources that may be of interest to those wanting to delve further into the topic:
- The Virtual Absinthe Museum – a great site that includes information and images of:
- Antique collectables (including vintage bottles)
- Memorabilia (including a great section of absinthe posters and a list of early silent films)
- The distillation process
- Steps of how to properly drink absinthe
- The effects of absinthe
- Online historical texts (scroll to the bottom of the page)
- etc, etc.
- La Fée Vert – supposedly the oldest absinthe website that includes:
- A history of wormwood (dating back to ancient Egypt)
- Historical absinthe recipes
- For those who find themselves in Auvers-sur-Oise (FR) there’s the: Musée de l’Absinthe
- A few print resources include:
- Adams, J. (2004). Hideous absinthe: A history of the devil in a bottle. Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press.
- Lanier, D. (1995). Absinthe, the cocaine of the nineteenth century: A history of the hallucinogenic drug and its effect on artists and writers in Europe and the United States. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.
- Baker, P. (1961). The book of absinthe: A cultural history. NY: Grove Press.
- Conrad, B. (1988). Absinthe: History in a bottle. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.