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Out Of The East

Author : Paul Freedman
ISBN : 9780300211313
Genre : History
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The demand for spices in medieval Europe was extravagant and was reflected in the pursuit of fashion, the formation of taste, and the growth of luxury trade. It inspired geographical and commercial exploration ,as traders pursued such common spices as pepper and cinnamon and rarer aromatic products, including ambergris and musk. Ultimately, the spice quest led to imperial missions that were to change world history. This engaging book explores the demand for spices: why were they so popular, and why so expensive? Paul Freedman surveys the history, geography, economics, and culinary tastes of the Middle Ages to uncover the surprisingly varied ways that spices were put to use--in elaborate medieval cuisine, in the treatment of disease, for the promotion of well-being, and to perfume important ceremonies of the Church. Spices became symbols of beauty, affluence, taste, and grace, Freedman shows, and their expense and fragrance drove the engines of commerce and conquest at the dawn of the modern era.

Out Of The East

Author : Lafcadio Hearn
ISBN : 9781317430292
Genre : History
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This book, first published in 1903, is an account of Lafcadio Hearn’s insights and experiences of Japan. Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer who was best known for his books about Japan and Japanese culture. This book will be of interest to students of history and Asian Studies.

Out Of The East

Author : David F. Patton
ISBN : 9781438434513
Genre : History
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Chronicles how the SED, a once villified political party, transformed itself into a viable national political party.

Star Readers From Out Of The East

Author : D.A. Nygaard
ISBN : 9781483420103
Genre : Fiction
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Ancient star readers are amazed by a conjunction of wandering and royal stars, and connect the mysterious event with a long-ago prophesy by an exalted member of their order. Their quest to uncover this mystery becomes a dangerous marathon into a slave empire. Deceit surrounds them and a frightening entity haunts them. The journey carries the star readers through storms, battles, crossroads and palaces before finally leading them to a one-room mud hut in an insignificant village. Darker questions then confront them. Meres, a young man of noble birth, and Jenu, a servant-healer, are swept up in this quest, and it changes their destiny. What they witness will change the world. An innovative re-telling of the journey of the wise men to Bethlehem. Respectful of the ancient text and historically accurate, Star Readers offers a logical rationale behind one of the world’s most mesmerizing stories.

Out Of The East

Author : HardPress
ISBN : 1313398128
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Out Of The Middle East

Author : Kamal Shair
ISBN : 1845112717
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Kamal Shair's book is a classic rags to riches story: the village boy, who with determination and education, achieves business success, wealth, more wealth, and then influence and power. What makes it unusual is that it emanates from the Arab world. Rarely among Arabs have individuals from thoroughly modest backgrounds, with no access to links, networks or connections become truly global commercial players. Shair was a small-town boy in what was then Transjordan who dragged himself through school (his mother was illiterate), moved to college in Beirut, then sailed off to America (Michigan and Yale) and returned to the Middle East to create a multinational corporate empire engaged in trade, construction and manufacturing. He did not follow the usual pattern of patronage and favours, but rather applied a fresh kind of ethic in an environment with an loosely-structured business ethic. In the process he lived through and witnessed at first hand and at close quarters some of the most dramatic events of the modern Arab world. This is quite an extraordinary tale and a very original prism through which to look at the turbulent post-World War II history of the Middle East. At the same time we see the growth, despite all the odds, of one of the world’s great engineering and business enterprises in a narrative of epic and inspirational proportions.

The Light Out Of The East Classic Reprint

Author : S. R. Crockett
ISBN : 1331556732
Genre : Fiction
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Excerpt from The Light Out of the East For one thing, if he were a priest, there was no rivulet of little ball-shaped buttons cascading down the front as on a soutane. All was plain - woven, in one piece like a stocking. I think it must have been put on over his head. The skirts were wringing wet with the valley mist. But above many capes of white shed the drops from his shoulders to the ground. In his hand he held a shepherd's stafi with a curved head on which he leaned a little wearily. Save for a white skull-cap his head was bare, his hair still mostly black. Youthful hair it was, silver ing only in streaks. He held his head high and the cap prevented me from seeing whether it was ton sured or not. About him the driving valley clouds blew thinner, fuming away into lawny nothingness on the higher slopes. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Out Of The East

Author : Hiroji Kubota
ISBN : 0393040887
Genre : Photography
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More than two hundred striking, full-color photographs and captions capture the explosive economic productivity and consumerism sweeping through Asia alongside the traditional customs and natural beauty of the area.

Out Of The East And Kokoro

Author : Lafcadio Hearn
ISBN : UCAL:B3293407
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Where Strange Gods Call Pages Out Of The East

Author : Harry Hervey
ISBN : 1354723368
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