The Scents of Eden
A History of the Spice TradeBook - 1998
Clothed in mystery and lost in uncharted seas, the Spice Islands of the early sixteenth century tantalized European imagination to the point of obsession. As the only place on Earth where grew the "holy trinity" of spices-cloves, nutmeg, and mace-these minuscule islands quickly became a wellspring of international intrigue and personal fortune, occasioning the rise and fall of nations across the globe. It is the history of these islands, their mystique, and the men who tried to tame them, that is the fascinating bounty of THE SCENTS OF EDEN.
Publisher: New York : Kodansha International, 1998.
Branch Call Number: 959/.85/Cor 6173cg 1
Characteristics: xxv, 337 p. : maps ; 25 cm.