Tastes of Paradise A Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants
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Description: 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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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/29/1993
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
|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|
|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|