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

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679744382
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1993
Edition description: 1st Vintage Books ed
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 711,229
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Wolfgang Schivelbusch was born in Berlin in 1941 and is a German scholar, historian, and author. In 2003 he was awarded the Heinrich Mann Prize of the Academy of Arts in Berlin. He currently lives in New York.

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