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Trading Tastes: Commodity and Cultural Exchange to 1750 Paperback – September 30, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0131900073 ISBN-10: 0131900072

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson (September 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131900072
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131900073
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Part of theConnections: Key Themes in World Historyseries,Trade in World Historyillustrates the patterns and impact of trans-continental and trans-oceanic trade from antiquity to the present through its examination of four commodities-spices, salt, sugar, and silk-and their production and long-distance trade.Trade in World Historyis the story of how trade served as an engine of cultural contact and exchange around the world and helped usher in modern globalization.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chimonsho on August 16, 2012
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The general public would benefit from reading this, but the main audience is college students. It's good as both synthetic study and primary source reader. Focusing on salt, silk, spices and sugar highlights diverse international connections in premodern times. "TT" is rather short: ideally it would be c.180-200 pages, with the extra length devoted to further original source materials. The authors/editors contextualize the evidence well by giving enough background data, though the maps could be more precise. Their text is very readable, even sprightly and witty at times, though some errors creep in. A potential drawback is that the price has gone up and may rise again, reducing its value for readers on a budget (who isn't nowadays?). Still, it generally remains a good investment from a worthwhile series.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Anne on March 14, 2013
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I was required to buy this book for a college course but am very glad to own it because it is a great resource and very interesting. I do wish that it wasn't so full of highlighting (I wouldn't say that the book was in as nice of a condition as it was described), but the primary sources are fabulous and I enjoy the writing style.
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By john patterson on December 29, 2014
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Nice product, able to save from buying new.
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