Out of the East

Out of the East

Spices and the Medieval Imagination

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Paul Freedman surveys the history, geography, economics, and culinary tastes of the Middle Ages to uncover the surprisingly varied ways that spices were put to use--in elaborate medieval cuisine, in the treatment of disease, for the promotion of well-being, and to perfume important ceremonies of the Church. Spices became symbols of beauty, affluence, taste, and grace, Freedman shows, and their expense and fragrance drove the engines of commerce and conquest at the dawn of the modern era.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2008
ISBN: 9780300111996
Branch Call Number: 641.3383 FREEDMA
Characteristics: x, 275 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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