The Spice Route: A History

The Spice Route: A History by John Keay

ISBN10: 0719568056
ISBN13: 978-0719568053
Author: John Keay
Title: The Spice Route: A History
Publisher: John Murray; illustrated edition edition (2005)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1664 kb
Size PDF: 1315 kb
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Subcategory: Economics

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An exotic saga with the tang of drama in every voyage, The Spice Route transports the reader from the dawn of history to the ends of the earth.The Spice Route is one of history's great anomalies. Shrouded in mystery, it existed long before anyone knew of its extent or alignment. Spices came from lands unseen, possibly uninhabitable, and almost by definition unattainable; that was what made them so desirable. Yet more livelihoods depended on this pungent traffic, more nations participated in it, more wars were fought over it, and more discoveries resulted from it than from any other global exchange.In a bid to discover and exploit the spice route, mankind first passed beyond his known horizons to probe the limits of our planet. Epic was the quest, and in this major new study, epic is the treatment as John Keay pieces together a historical process that spans three millennia and a geographical progression that encircles the world.

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