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Tastes Of Paradise: A Social History Of Spices, Stimulants,& Intoxicants - Schivelbusch, Wolfgang
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1992, ISBN: 9780394579849

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New York. 1992. Pantheon Books. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 21. 256 pages. hardcover. 0394579844. keywords:. inventory # 16851. FROM THE PUBLISHER - It began with pepper and other spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg, some eight hundred years ago. Then came coffee, tea, and chocolate, followed by alcohol and opium - all articles of pleasure people in the Western world craved in order to escape from their humdrum lives and heighten their daily enjoyment. How humanity transformed its history in the course of finding the rare condiments, stimulants, intoxicants, and narcotics that helped to make life more tolerable is the story of this rich and captivating book. Wolfgang Schivelbusch, in his engrossing journey through the centuries, documents with a wealth of startling information (and 125 illustrations) how our drive for the pleasure substances we can eat, drink, or inhale fueled the energies of the Old World with an explosive power that propelled mankind across the oceans and into a new age. The urge to please the palate and stimulate, benumb, or pleasure the senses arose at the dawn of the modern age to dovetail with the needs of the rising merchant class and the capitalism it spawned. How the hunger for spices mobilized the Occident's energies with an intensity matched only by today's greed for oil; how coffee became the drink of the bourgeois age as the beverage which, unlike alcohol, promotes clear thinking and hard work; how tobacco became coffee's ally in fine-tuning the fast-paced nervous sensibilities of the modern era - here is a rich human array, an anecdotal history of ideas and beliefs, of fashions, fads, and rituals that orders a treasury of unknown facts in a new way to give us a fresh perspective on our own past and on our present. From the extravagant use of pepper in the Middle Ages to the Protestant bourgeoisie's love of coffee to the reason why fashionable Europeans stopped sniffing tobacco and starting smoking it, Schivelbusch looks at how the appetite for pleasure transformed the social structure of the Old World. Illustrations. ISBN: 0394579844.

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Tastes of Paradise - Schivelbusch, Wolfgang, and Jacobson, David (Translated by)
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U.S.A.: Pantheon, 1992. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by B & W Illust.., Pantheon, 1992

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Tastes of Paradise: A Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants
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Wolfgang Schivelbusch

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Tastes of Paradise: A Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants

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pp. 236, b/w illustrations, A look at how humanity transformed its history in its search for rare spices, stimulants, and intoxicants documents the drive for the pleasure substances--coffee, tobacco, tea--that fueled journeys across the Atlantic to the new world.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780394579849
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0394579844
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Publishing year: 1992
Publisher: Pantheon

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ISBN/EAN: 9780394579849

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