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The Empire of Tea: The Remarkable History of the Plant That Took Over the World

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"[An] unfailingly informative history of tea... An absorbing read."-Kirkus

From Darjeeling to Lapsang Souchon, from India to Japan-a fresh, concise, world-encompassing exploration of the way tea has shaped politics, culture, and the environment throughout history. From the fourth century BC in China, where it was used as an aid in Buddhist meditation, to the Boston Tea Party in 1773, to its present-day role as the most consumed substance on the planet, the humble Camellia plant has had profound effects on civilization. Renowned cultural anthropologist Alan MacFarlane and Iris MacFarlane recount the history of tea from its origin in the eastern Himalayas and explains, among other things, how tea became the world's most prevalent addiction, how tea was used as an instrument of imperial control, and how the cultivation of tea drove the industrial revolution. Both an absorbing narrative and a fascinating tour of some of the world's great cultures-Japan, China, India, France, the Britain, and others-The Empire of Tea brings into sharp focus one of the forces that shaped history.

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A fresh, concise, and world-encompassing exploration of the way tea has shaped politics, culture, and the environment throughout history: An absorbing read. - Kirkus

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590201756
Author:
Macfarlane, Alan
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Author:
MacFarlane, Iris
Author:
MacFarlane, Alan
Author:
Iris, MacFarlane
Author:
MacFarlane, Alan, Professor
Author:
Alan, MacFarlane
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Beverages - Coffee & Tea
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.24x4.98x.94 in. .70 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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