Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Author Name    Paul Freedman

Title   Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   15 Cms x 23 Cms

Publisher   New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2009

ISBN    8125036857 / 9788125036852

Seller ID   031725

The demand for spices in medieval Europe was extravagant and was reflected in the pursuit of fashion, the formation of taste, and the growth of luxury trade. It is inspired geographical and commercial exploration, as traders pursued such common spices as pepper and cinnamon and rarer aromatic products, including ambergris and musk. Ultimately, the spice quest led to imperial missions that were to change world history. This engaging book explores the demand for spices: why were they so popular, and why so expensive? Paul Freedman surveys the history, geography, economics, and culinary tastes of the Middle Ages to uncover the surprisingly varied ways that spices were put to use- in elaborate medieval cuisine, in the treatment of disease, for the promotion of well-being, and to perfume important ceremonies of the Church. Spices became symbols of beauty, affluence, taste, and grace, Freedman shows, and their expense and fragrance drove the engines of commerce and conquest at the dawn of the modern era. Printed Pages: 288.

Spices India

Price = 13.25 USD


Books of related interest
Vedic Variants: A Study of the Variant Readings in the Repeated Mantras of the Veda, 3 Vols., Maurice Bloomfield and Franklin Edgerton
Vedic Variants: A Study of the Variant Readings in the Repeated Mantras of the Veda, 3 Vols.
Maurice Bloomfield and Franklin Edgerton
59.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Euthanasia: Its Moral Implications
Manasvini Madhubhashini Yogi
7.40 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Paninian Influence on Sanskrit Poetics
Shrutidhara Chakravarty
14.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Coins and Culture of Early North India
Pranabananda Jash
30.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Nyaya Concept of Cause and Effect Relationship with special Reference to Bhavananda's Karanatavicara
Arun Ranjan Mishra
32.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Intangible Cultural Heritage of Assam
Kishor K. Basa and Birinchi K. Medhi
45.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Devi Shakti Cult (Pahari Miniature Painting Series)
Onkar Rahi
75.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Rasamanjari: The Nectarous Ocean (Pahari Miniature Painting Series)
Onkar Rahi
95.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Wisdom of Ananda Coomaraswamy: Being Glimpses of the Mind of Ananda Coomaraswamy: Great Thoughts Selected By His Writings, Letters, and Speeches
S. Durai Raja Singam; Introduction By Whitall N. Perry
4.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Little Book of Mind-Power
Uri Geller
3.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Breathe! You are Alive: Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing
Thich Nhat Hanh
4.75 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Present Moment Wonderful Moment: Mindfulness Verses for Daily Living
Thich Nhat Hanh
4.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie