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Tastes of paradise : a social history of spices, stimulants, and intoxicants, Wolfgang Schivelbusch ; translated from the German by David Jacobson

Label
Tastes of paradise : a social history of spices, stimulants, and intoxicants
Title
Tastes of paradise
Title remainder
a social history of spices, stimulants, and intoxicants
Statement of responsibility
Wolfgang Schivelbusch ; translated from the German by David Jacobson
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • It began with pepper and other spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg, some eight hundred years ago. Then came coffee, tea, and chocolate, followed by alcohol and opium--all articles of pleasure people in the Western world craved in order to escape from their humdrum lives and heighten their daily enjoyment. How humanity transformed its history in the course of finding the rare condiments, stimulants, intoxicants, and narcotics that helped to make life more tolerable is the
  • Story of this rich and captivating book. Wolfgang Schivelbusch, in his engrossing journey through the centuries, documents with a wealth of startling information (and 125 illustrations) how our drive for the pleasure substances we can eat, drink, or inhale fueled the energies of the Old World with an explosive power that propelled mankind across the oceans and into a new age. The urge to please the palate and stimulate, benumb, or pleasure the senses arose at the dawn of
  • The modern age to dovetail with the needs of the rising merchant class and the capitalism it spawned. How the hunger for spices mobilized the Occident's energies with an intensity matched only by today's greed for oil; how coffee became the drink of the bourgeois age as the beverage which, unlike alcohol, promotes clear thinking and hard work; how tobacco became coffee's ally in fine-tuning the fast-paced nervous sensibilities of the modern era--here is a rich human
  • Array, an anecdotal history of ideas and beliefs, of fashions, fads, and rituals that orders a treasury of unknown facts in a new way to give us a fresh perspective on our own past and on our present
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schivelbusch, Wolfgang
Dewey number
394.1/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GT2880
LC item number
.S3613 1992
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GT2880.S3613
NAL item number
1992
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
GT 2880
NLM item number
S337p 1992a
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drinking customs
  • Drug abuse
  • Spices
  • Manners and customs
  • Alcoholism
  • Drinking Behavior
  • Spices
  • Stimulation, Chemical
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Drogas
  • Especias
  • Boissons
  • Toxicomanie
  • Épices
  • Mœurs et coutumes
  • Drinking customs
  • Drug abuse
  • Manners and customs
  • Spices
Label
Tastes of paradise : a social history of spices, stimulants, and intoxicants, Wolfgang Schivelbusch ; translated from the German by David Jacobson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Das Paradies, der Geschmack und die Vernunft
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-237)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Spices, or the Dawn of the Modern Age -- 2. Coffee and the Protestant Ethic. A Backward Glance: The Significance of Alcohol before the Seventeenth Century. The Great Soberer. Arguments for and against Coffee. From the Coffeehouse to the Coffee Party. Coffee and Ideology. England's Shift from Coffee to Tea -- 3. Chocolate, Catholicism, Ancien Regime -- 4. Tobacco: The Dry Inebriant. The Evolution of Smoking: Pipe, Cigar, Cigarette. The Social and Spatial Expansion of Smoking. Snuff in the Eighteenth Century -- 5. The Industrial Revolution, Beer, and Liquor -- 6. Rituals -- 7. Drinking Places. The Coming of Counters and Bars -- 8. The Artificial Paradises of the Nineteenth Century. Opium, the Proletariat, and Poetry. Opium and Colonialism. The New Tolerance
Control code
ocm24702170
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 236, [3] pages
Isbn
9780394579849
Lccn
91050748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o24702170
  • (OCoLC)24702170
Label
Tastes of paradise : a social history of spices, stimulants, and intoxicants, Wolfgang Schivelbusch ; translated from the German by David Jacobson
Publication
Note
Translation of: Das Paradies, der Geschmack und die Vernunft
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-237)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Spices, or the Dawn of the Modern Age -- 2. Coffee and the Protestant Ethic. A Backward Glance: The Significance of Alcohol before the Seventeenth Century. The Great Soberer. Arguments for and against Coffee. From the Coffeehouse to the Coffee Party. Coffee and Ideology. England's Shift from Coffee to Tea -- 3. Chocolate, Catholicism, Ancien Regime -- 4. Tobacco: The Dry Inebriant. The Evolution of Smoking: Pipe, Cigar, Cigarette. The Social and Spatial Expansion of Smoking. Snuff in the Eighteenth Century -- 5. The Industrial Revolution, Beer, and Liquor -- 6. Rituals -- 7. Drinking Places. The Coming of Counters and Bars -- 8. The Artificial Paradises of the Nineteenth Century. Opium, the Proletariat, and Poetry. Opium and Colonialism. The New Tolerance
Control code
ocm24702170
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 236, [3] pages
Isbn
9780394579849
Lccn
91050748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o24702170
  • (OCoLC)24702170

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