Wars have been fought over salt and while salt taxes secured empires across europe and asia they have also inspired revolution gandhis salt march in 1930 began the overthrow of british rule in india from the rural sichuan province where the last home made soya sauce is made to the cheshire brine springs that supplied salt around the globe mark kurlansky has produced a kaleidoscope of world history a multilayered masterpiece that blends political commercial scientific religious and . Well written book about the history of salt and its contribution to the world tonnes of interesting information snippets from old recipe books and i mean old and a few pictures dotted in the author never treats you like an idiot and the story moves along through to recent times it did fall down a little bit for me when so much time was spent on american history i imagine the . An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of cod and the basque history of the world in his fifth work of nonfiction mark kurlansky 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 has influenced the establishment of trade routes and . Homer called it a divine substance plato described it as especially dear to the gods as mark kurlansky so brilliantly relates here salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning and its story is a glittering often surprising part of the history of mankind
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