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

ISBN-10: 067974438X

ISBN-13: 9780679744382

Edition: N/A

Authors: Wolfgang Schivelbusch, David Jacobson

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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.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/29/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748

Preface
Spices, or the Dawn of the Modern Age
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
Chocolate, Catholicism, Ancien Regime
Tobacco: The Dry Inebriant
The Evolution of Smoking: Pipe, Cigar, Cigarette
The Social and Spatial Expansion of Smoking
Snuff in the Eighteenth Century
The Industrial Revolution, Beer, and Liquor
Rituals
Drinking Places
The Coming of Counters and Bars
The Artificial Paradises of the Nineteenth Century
Opium, the Proletariat, and Poetry
Opium and Colonialism
The New Tolerance
Afterword to the American Edition
Bibliography
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