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THE CENTURY OF SPICE TRADE

THE CENTURY OF SPICE TRADE WITH ASIA AND HOW IT INFLUENCED AND SHAPED THE ARTS AND CRAFTS OF EUROPE AND ASIA.

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So much is written about international trade and how fortunes and practices continue to shift from one country to the other that it makes sense to read about global trade some five hundred years ago, or going back further to the Silk Road and early maritime trade – the trading posts along the Malabar Coast and the Cormandel Coast always intrigued me.

Not so much is written about the current spice trade from Asia but at one time the spice trade moved more than just spices. If you want to read about the early days and the importance, the scent, the intrigue of the global spice trade look for these books. Some available on Kindle.

The Taste of Conquest: The Rise and Fall of Three Great Cities of Spice, by Michael KrondiSpice: The History of Temptation, by Jack Turner

Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey, by Gary Paul Nabhan

The Scents of Eden: A History of the Spice Trade, by Charles Corn

The Spice Route: A History, by John Keay (have not read this one)

Out of the East, by Paul Freedman

Spice Islands: The History, Romance and Adventure of the Spice Trade Who changed the Course of History, by Giles Milton

Cheers,

Elisabeth

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