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Sacred gifts, profane pleasures : a history of tobacco and chocolate in the Atlantic world

Author: Marcy Norton
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Cornell pbkView all editions and formats
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Before Columbus's fateful voyage in 1492, no European had ever seen, much less tasted, tobacco or chocolate. Initially dismissed as dry leaves and an odd Indian drink, these two commodities came to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcy Norton
ISBN: 9780801476327 0801476321
OCLC Number: 652458985
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2009 ASFS Book Award (Association fo.
Description: xiv, 334 p. : ill., cartes ; 24 cm
Contents: Experiencing the sacred and the social --
Encountering novelties --
Adapting under colonialism --
Going native --
Learning from Indians --
Enduring idolatry --
Commodifying across the Atlantic --
Consuming rituals --
Monopolizing vice --
Enchanting the profane --
Epilogue : globalization, gateways, and transformations.
Responsibility: Marcy Norton.

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"In Mesoamerica, tobacco was consumed as a paste to apply on the body, as an alkaloid to chew with lime, as a powder to sniff, or as a cigarette to smoke. Chocolate was originally consumed mostly by Read more...

 
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