3 edition of The History Of Salt found in the catalog.
July 25, 2007
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||108|
Salt: A World History. Mark Kurlansky. pp, Jonathan Cape, £ When a publishing company agrees to produce an author's first book, it will Author: Chris Lavers. Kurlansky’s A World History of Sal t explains the incredible role that salt has played in the development of humanity over thousands of years. In Judaism and Christianity, salt is a symbol of the covenant between God and the ancient Hebrews.
Salt: A World History written by Mark Kurlansky in is his fifth work of nonfiction. This novel explains the importance of salt, a mineral our bodies need, but cannot create; more than just an ordinary condiment, a substance of life. The book jacket identifies the book with the tagline: Salt. Roman salt-making entailed boiling the seawater in large lead-lined pans. Salt was used as currency in ancient Rome, and the roots of the words "soldier" and "salary" can be traced to Latin words related to giving or receiving salt. During the Middle Ages, salt was transported along roads built especially for that : Shanna Freeman.
The history of the world according to salt is simple: animals wore paths to salt licks; men followed; trails became roads, and settlements grew beside them. When the human menu shifted from salt-rich game to cereals, more salt was needed to supplement the diet. Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World, here turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt 4/5(5).
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From prehistoric times, the easily obtainable salt supply was far more limited than now, and salt sources were often the basis of human settlements word-wide throughout history until only recently.
The book is never tedious or by: The history of salt as we know it today dates way back to recorded history, having as much impact then as it does in the modern world. Salt has made tremendous impacts in human existence from its discovery in many perspectives. The history of salt as we know it today dates way back to recorded history, /5(21).
The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions/5().
Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, Salt by Mark Kurlansky is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.
Mark Kurlansky is the author of many books including Cod, The Basque History of the World,and The Big Oyster. His newest book is Birdseye/5. Kurlansky traces the history of salt's influences from prehistoric China and ancient Africa (in Egypt they made mummies using salt) to Europe (in 12th-century Provence, France, salt merchants built "a system of solar evaporation ponds") and the Americas, through chapters with intriguing titles like "A Discourse on Salt, Cadavers and Pungent Sauces."/5().
In Salt A World History, Mark Kurlansky takes a substance that shaped the fortunes of cultures from ancient China to Britain to the Americas and runs with it Although not strictly food history, Salt is at its most winning in the chapters telling of people's obsession with it for flavoring and preserving meat and vegetables But it's really the quirks that seem to interest Kurlansky and make this book.
Salt is the history of the world told from the point of view of the only rock that we eat, which is salt.
The scope of this book is epic in that it starts at the beginning of recorded world history and ends at roughly present day times. The first several chapters in the first section of the book deal with the procurement and use of salt in the ancient world.
The Chinese and the Egyptians. Free download or read online Salt: A World History pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in January 1stand was written by Mark Kurlansky.
The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format/5.
As late asin protest against the high British tax on salt in India, Mahatma Gandhi led a mass pilgrimage of his followers to the seaside to make then-own : TIME Staff. Writing a global history of salt is a great idea, but this book is not it.
It covers Ancient Rome, the US, UK and France, plus there is a token chapter on China. Granted, a truly global history would require a team of researchers, but even with that in mind, this author could have done better on both the research and the writing front/5().
In his book, Salt: A World History, author Mark Kurlansky delves into the history of salt, as well as its impact on empires, wars, and economies, in a text that is lively, comprehensive, and surprising. The book is divided into three parts and begins thousands of years in the n: The Years of Rice and Salt is an alternate history novel by American science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson, published in The novel explores how world history might have been different if the Black Death plague had killed 99% of Europe's population, instead of a third as it did in our modern reality.
Divided into ten parts, the story spans hundreds of years, from the Author: Kim Stanley Robinson. The Official Website for Mark Kurlansky (born 7 December in Hartford, Connecticut), a highly-acclaimed American journalist and writer of general interest non-fiction.
Titles include: "A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny" (), ISBN"A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry" (), ISBN"Cod: A. Salt Through the Ages. The first written reference to salt is found in the Book of Job, recorded about 2, BC.
There are 31 other references to salt in the Bible, the most familiar probably being the story of Lot’s wife who was turned into a pillar of salt when she disobeyed the angels and looked back at the wicked city of Sodom.
Salt was one of the greatest treasures of the ancient world. Production facilities dedicated to the mineral provided work for many people, but now most of the sites are destroyed or hidden deeply under the ground and buildings of modern : Natalia Klimczak.
Homer called salt a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. Today we take salt for granted, a common, inexpensive substance that seasons food or clears ice from roads, a word used casually in expressions ("salt of the earth," take it with a grain of salt") without appreciating their deeper meaning.
However, as Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly /5(68). Human cultivation of salt is ancient, and the earliest known salt harvesting is believed to have occurred at Lake Yuncheng, in the Chinese province of Shanxi around BC. History E-Book The Story of SRP: Water, Power, and Community is a comprehensive account of SRP’s founding and our role in developing the Salt River Valley.
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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 /5().
The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions.
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