The Scents of Eden: A History of the Spice Trade

The Scents of Eden: A History of the Spice Trade

by Charles Corn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568362498

ISBN-13: 9781568362496

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Kodansha International

Clothed in mystery and lost in uncharted seas, the Spice Islands of the early sixteenth century tantalized European imagination to the point of obsession. As the only place on Earth where grew the "holy trinity" of spices-cloves, nutmeg, and mace-these minuscule islands quickly became a wellspring of international intrigue and personal fortune,

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Clothed in mystery and lost in uncharted seas, the Spice Islands of the early sixteenth century tantalized European imagination to the point of obsession. As the only place on Earth where grew the "holy trinity" of spices-cloves, nutmeg, and mace-these minuscule islands quickly became a wellspring of international intrigue and personal fortune, occasioning the rise and fall of nations across the globe. It is the history of these islands, their mystique, and the men who tried to tame them, that is the fascinating bounty of THE SCENTS OF EDEN.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568362496
Publisher:
Kodansha International
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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