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TASTES OF PARADISE: A Social History of Spices, Stimulants and Intoxicants

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

First published in Germany in 1980, this elegantly trim and readable inquiry is the final volume (after The Railway Journey and Disenchanted Night—neither reviewed) of social-historian Schivelbusch's musings on the origin of modern industrial consciousness. Here, Schivelbusch explores the social meanings of the substances denoted by the German word ``Genussmittel,'' a term applied to material ... Read full review

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