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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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97803125698911.0
Descrizione libro Thomas Dunne Books, 2013. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "This is more than the story of a spice. It's a compelling, elegantly written narrative of exploration and commerce . . . Get ready for a sweeping ride through history."-David Oshinsky, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Polio "Pepper was once as critical a commodity as oil. By telling the story of the pepper trade, Marjorie Shaffer weaves a delightful history of the Indian Ocean and the South Seas."-Robert D. Kaplan, author of Monsoon "Thoroughly researched and easily readable. Now you know that the condiment you thoughtlessly take in every day is a true historical force."-Wolfgang Schivelbusch, author of Tastes of Paradise. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0312569890
Descrizione libro MacMillan. Condizione libro: New. pp. 320 , Maps. Codice libro della libreria 44818938
Descrizione libro Thomas Dunne Books, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0312569890
Descrizione libro Thomas Dunne Books, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110312569890