"This is more than the story of a spice...Get ready for a sweeping ride through history." --David Oshinsky, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Polio: An American Story" "After reading Marjorie Shaffer's Pepper, you'll reconsider the significance of that grinder or shaker on your dining room table."--Mark Pendergrast, author of "Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World" "Pepper was once as critical a commodity as oil. Marjorie Shaffer weaves a delightful history of the Indian Ocean and the South Seas."--Robert D. Kaplan, author of "Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power"Reseña del editor:
As Mark Pendergrast, author of Uncommon Grounds, said, "After reading Marjorie Shaffer's Pepper, you'll reconsider the significance of that grinder or shaker on your dining room table. The pursuit of this wizened berry with the bite changed history in ways you've never dreamed, involving extraordinary voyages, international trade, exotic locales, exploitation, brutality, disease, extinctions, and rebellions, and featuring a set of remarkable characters." From the abundance of wildlife on the islands of the Indian Ocean, which the Europeans used as stepping stones to India and the East Indies, to colourful accounts of the sultan of Banda Aceh entertaining his European visitors with great banquets and elephant fights, this fascinating book reveals the often surprising story behind one of mankind's most common spices.
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Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97803125698911.0
Descripción Thomas Dunne Books, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0312569890
Descripción MacMillan. Estado de conservación: New. pp. 320 , Maps. Nº de ref. de la librería 44818938
Descripción Thomas Dunne Books, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110312569890