Salt

Salt

History , General History
Paperback Published on: 06/03/2003
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Synopsis

Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind. Wars have been fought over salt and, while salt taxes secured empires across Europe and Asia, they have also inspired revolution - Gandhi's salt march in 1930 began the overthrow of British rule in India.

From the rural Sichuan province where the last home-made soya sauce is produced to the Cheshire brine springs that supplied salt around the globe, Mark Kurlansky has produced a kaleidoscope of world history, a multi-layered masterpiece that blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary records into a rich and memorable tale.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099281993
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Weight: 342g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm

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Everything about Salt!
This is an amazing book, covering everything you could possibly want to know about salt, on a worldwide scale - from its history as a preservative to its u... READ MORE
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