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Essential Substances : A Cultural History of Intoxicants in Society

Author: Richard Rudgley
Publisher: New York : Kodansha International, 1995. ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A cross-cultural history of how humanity's use of intoxicants has affected societies across the centuries and how attitudes have been shaped. Fly agaric mushrooms used by Siberian shamans, peyote in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rudgley
ISBN: 1568360754 9781568360751
OCLC Number: 34278343
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: A Kodansha Globe book.
Originally published: The alchemy of culture : intoxicants in society. Great Britain : British Museum Press, 1993.
Description: ix, 195 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Stone age alchemy --
Frozen tombs and fly-agaric men --
The mystery of Haoma --
American dreams --
The alchemists of Afek --
Lucifer's garden --
Stimulating society.
Responsibility: Richard Rudgley.

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