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Spices : a global history /

by Czarra, Fred R. (Fred Raymon).
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Edible series (Reaktion Books (Firm)): Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2009Description: 176 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781861894267 (cased); 1861894260 (cased).Subject(s): Spices -- History | Spice trade -- History
Contents:
Spices in the ancient world -- Spices in the medieval world -- The age of exploration -- The age of industrialization -- The twentieth century and beyond.
Review: "In Spices Fred Czarra explores a wide range of spice fact, fable and legend: from giant birds building cinnamon nests, to the trade routes of the ancient world, to the later competitive struggles abroad between the English, Portuguese and Dutch. In this history of spices he shows that the spice trade opened up the first era of globalization, where people and spices mixed in cross-cultural exchanges: and that this involved the enslavement of many to work on spice plantations, and even led to the first global war."--BOOK JACKET.
List(s) this item appears in: New to the Library: December 2013
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Spices in the ancient world -- Spices in the medieval world -- The age of exploration -- The age of industrialization -- The twentieth century and beyond.

"In Spices Fred Czarra explores a wide range of spice fact, fable and legend: from giant birds building cinnamon nests, to the trade routes of the ancient world, to the later competitive struggles abroad between the English, Portuguese and Dutch. In this history of spices he shows that the spice trade opened up the first era of globalization, where people and spices mixed in cross-cultural exchanges: and that this involved the enslavement of many to work on spice plantations, and even led to the first global war."--BOOK JACKET.

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