Sacred Gifts Profane Pleasures

Sacred Gifts  Profane Pleasures

Traces European encounters and use of tobacco and cacao and its eventual commodification into a major business from the earliest period through the seventeenth century.

Author: Marcy Norton


ISBN: 0801476321

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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Traces European encounters and use of tobacco and cacao and its eventual commodification into a major business from the earliest period through the seventeenth century.
Categories: Business & Economics

A History of Global Consumption

A History of Global Consumption

55 Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe, The True History of Chocolate (New York:
Thames and Hudson, 2007), 109–110. 56 Marcy Norton, Sacred Gifts, Profane
Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World (Ithaca and ...

Author: Ina Baghdiantz McCabe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317652656

Category: History

Page: 302

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In A History of Global Consumption: 1500 – 1800, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe examines the history of consumption throughout the early modern period using a combination of chronological and thematic discussion, taking a comprehensive and wide-reaching view of a subject that has long been on the historical agenda. The title explores the topic from the rise of the collector in Renaissance Europe to the birth of consumption as a political tool in the eighteenth century. Beginning with an overview of the history of consumption and the major theorists, such as Bourdieu, Elias and Barthes, who have shaped its development as a field, Baghdiantz McCabe approaches the subject through a clear chronological framework. Supplemented by illlustrations in every chapter and ranging in scope from an analysis of the success of American commodities such as tobacco, sugar and chocolate in Europe and Asia to a discussion of the Dutch tulip mania, A History of Global Consumption: 1500 – 1800 is the perfect guide for all students interested in the social, cultural and economic history of the early modern period.
Categories: History

Nature s Pharmacopeia

Nature s Pharmacopeia

Wilbert, Tobacco and Shamanism, 103. 14. Goodman, Tobacco in History, 27–28
. 15. Marcy Norton, Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and
Chocolate in the Atlantic World (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2008), ...

Author: Dan Choffnes

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231540155

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 644

This beautifully illustrated, elegantly written textbook pairs the best research on the biochemical properties and physiological effects of medicinal plants with a fascinating history of their use throughout human civilization, revealing the influence of nature's pharmacopeia on art, war, conquest, and law. By chronicling the ways in which humans have cultivated plant species, extracted their active chemical ingredients, and investigated their effects on the body over time, Nature's Pharmacopeia also builds an unparalleled portrait of these special herbs as they transitioned from wild flora and botanical curiosities to commodities and potent drugs. The book opens with an overview of the use of medicinal plants in the traditional practices and indigenous belief systems of people in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and ancient Europe. It then connects medicinal plants to the growth of scientific medicine in the West. Subsequent chapters cover the regulation of drugs; the use of powerful plant chemicals—such as cocaine, nicotine, and caffeine—in various medical settings; and the application of biomedicine's intellectual frameworks to the manufacture of novel drugs from ancient treatments. Geared toward nonspecialists, this text fosters a deep appreciation of the complex chemistry and cultural resonance of herbal medicine, while suggesting how we may further tap the vast repositories of the world's herbal knowledge to create new pharmaceuticals.
Categories: Medical

The Sun King s Atlantic

The Sun King s Atlantic

Drugs, Demons and Dyestuffs in the Atlantic World, 1640 - 1730 Jutta Wimmler ...
In Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures, Marcy Norton argued that European (
specifically Iberian) consumption of chocolate and ... A History of Tobacco and
Chocolate in the Atlantic World (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press,

Author: Jutta Wimmler

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004336087

Category: History

Page: 244

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In The Sun King’s Atlantic, Jutta Wimmler reveals the many surprising ways in which Africa and America channeled cultural developments in France, exploring their impact on material culture, theatre, science and religion.
Categories: History

Food in World History

Food in World History

... Spanish America (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1988), 33. 8
Quoted in Marcie Norton, Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco
and Chocolate in the Atlantic World (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008), 179.

Author: Jeffrey M. Pilcher

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317514510

Category: History

Page: 154

View: 910

The second edition of this concise survey offers a comparative and comprehensive study of culinary cultures and food politics throughout the world, from ancient times to the present day. It examines the long history of globalization of foods as well as the political, social, and environmental implications of our changing relationship with food, showing how hunger and taste have been driving forces in human history. Including numerous case studies from diverse societies and periods, Food in World History explores such questions as: What social factors have historically influenced culinary globalization? How did early modern plantations establish patterns for modern industrial food production? Were eighteenth-century food riots comparable to contemporary social movements around food? Did Italian and Chinese migrant cooks sacrifice authenticity to gain social acceptance in the Americas? Have genetically modified foods fulfilled the promises made by proponents? This new edition includes expanded discussions of gender and the family, indigeneity, and the politics of food. Expanded chapters on contemporary food systems and culinary pluralism examine debates over the concentration of corporate control over seeds and marketing, authenticity and exoticism within the culinary tourism industry, and the impact of social media on restaurants and home cooks.
Categories: History

America and the World

America and the World

... Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the
Atlantic World (Cornell University Press, 2008); and David Hackett Fischer, The
Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm ofHistory (Oxford University Press
, ...

Author: Lawrence A. Peskin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421402963

Category: History

Page: 302

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Although the twenty-first century may well be the age of globalization, this book demonstrates that America has actually been at the cutting edge of globalization since Columbus landed here five centuries ago. Lawrence A. Peskin and Edmund F. Wehrle explore America's evolving connections with Europe, Africa, and Asia in the three areas that historically have been indicators of global interaction: trade and industry, diplomacy and war, and the "soft" power of ideas and culture. Framed in four chronological eras that mark phases in the long history of globalization, this book considers the impact of international events and trends on the American story as well as the influence America has exerted on world developments. Peskin and Wehrle discuss how the nature of this influence—whether economic, cultural, or military—fluctuated in each period. They demonstrate how technology and disease enabled Europeans to subjugate the New World, how colonial American products transformed Europe and Africa, and how post-revolutionary American ideas helped foment revolutions in Europe and elsewhere. Next, the authors explore the American rise to global economic and military superpower—and how the accumulated might of the United States alienated many people around the world and bred dissent at home. During the civil rights movement, America borrowed much from the world as it sought to address the crippling "social questions" of the day at the same time that Americans—especially African Americans—offered a global model for change as the country strove to address social, racial, and gender inequality. Lively and accessible, America and the World draws on the most recent scholarship to provide a historical introduction to one of today's vital and misunderstood issues.
Categories: History

Spanish Colonization to 1650 Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Spanish Colonization to 1650  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the
Atlantic World. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008. An important
reconsideration of the European understanding and consumption of two major
products from ...

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199808597

Category: History

Page: 24

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Atlantic History, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of Atlantic History, the study of the transnational interconnections between Europe, North America, South America, and Africa, particularly in the early modern and colonial period. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit
Categories: History

Religion and Trade

Religion and Trade

Cross-Cultural Exchanges in World History, 1000-1900 Francesca Trivellato,
Leor Halevi, Catia Antunes. 79 See, for example, Marcy Norton's Sacred Gifts,
Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World (
Ithaca, ...

Author: Francesca Trivellato

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199379217

Category: History

Page: 304

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Although trade connects distant people and regions, bringing cultures closer together through the exchange of material goods and ideas, it has not always led to unity and harmony. From the era of the Crusades to the dawn of colonialism, exploitation and violence characterized many trading ventures, which required vessels and convoys to overcome tremendous technological obstacles and merchants to grapple with strange customs and manners in a foreign environment. Yet despite all odds, experienced traders and licensed brokers, as well as ordinary people, travelers, pilgrims, missionaries, and interlopers across the globe, concocted ways of bartering, securing credit, and establishing relationships with people who did not speak their language, wore different garb, and worshipped other gods. Religion and Trade: Cross-Cultural Exchanges in World History, 1000-1900 focuses on trade across religious boundaries around the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans during the second millennium. Written by an international team of scholars, the essays in this volume examine a wide range of commercial exchanges, from first encounters between strangers from different continents to everyday transactions between merchants who lived in the same city yet belonged to diverse groups. In order to broach the intriguing yet surprisingly neglected subject of how the relationship between trade and religion developed historically, the authors consider a number of interrelated questions: When and where was religion invoked explicitly as part of commercial policies? How did religious norms affect the everyday conduct of trade? Why did economic imperatives, political goals, and legal institutions help sustain commercial exchanges across religious barriers in different times and places? When did trade between religious groups give way to more tolerant views of "the other" and when, by contrast, did it coexist with hostile images of those decried as "infidels"? Exploring captivating examples from across the world and spanning the course of the second millennium, this groundbreaking volume sheds light on the political, economic, and juridical underpinnings of cross-cultural trade as it emerged or developed at various times and places, and reflects on the cultural and religious significance of the passage of strange persons and exotic objects across the many frontiers that separated humankind in medieval and early modern times.
Categories: History

Empire s Crossroads

Empire s Crossroads

Norton, Marcy. Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: AHistory of Tobacco
andChocolate in the Atlantic World (illus. edn). Ithaca: Cornell UniversityPress,
2010. O'Shaughnessy, Andrew Jackson,An EmpireDivided: TheAmerican
Revolution and the ...

Author: Carrie Gibson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230766181

Category: History

Page: 480

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In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result of the work of slaves thousands of miles away; the idea of true equality as espoused in Saint Domingue in the 1790s; the slow progress to independence; and even globalization and migration, with the ships passing to and fro taking people and goods in all possible directions, hundreds of years before the term 'globalization' was coined. From Cuba to Haiti, from Dominica to Martinique, from Jamaica to Trinidad, the story of the Caribbean is not simply the story of slaves and masters - but of fortune-seekers and pirates, scientists and servants, travellers and tourists. It is not only a story of imperial expansion - European and American - but of global connections, and also of life as it is lived in the islands, both in the past and today.
Categories: History

The Disputatious Caribbean

The Disputatious Caribbean

C.T., An AdviceHow toPlant Tobacco in England (London, 1615),B;Marcy Norton,
SacredGifts, Profane Pleasures:A History ofTobacco and Chocolate in the
Atlantic World (Ithica,NY: Cornell University Press, 2008); TCD, MS736,p.158. 79.

Author: S. Barber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137480019

Category: History

Page: 267

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This history of the 'Torrid Zone' offers a comprehensive and powerfully rich exploration of the 17th century Anglophone Atlantic world, overturning British and American historiographies and offering instead a vernacular history that skillfully negotiates diverse locations, periodizations, and the fraught waters of ethnicity and gender.
Categories: History