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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 : 9781602060319
Genre : Travel
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In 1889 Westerner PATRICK LAFCADIO HEARN (1850-1904)-bohemian, newspaper writer, restless traveler-arrived in Japan on a journalistic assignment, and he fell so in love with the nation and its people that he never left. This 1910 collection of essays Hearn, in his inimitable warmly intimate style, shares languid Japanese fairy tales, introduces us to his university students and their delightful writings on childhood, explores the Asian delicacy toward love and romance even in literature, and much more. Elegant and fascinating, Hearn's outsider's look at what was then and remains in many ways today a culture alien to Western minds is a classic of travel journalism and cultural study. _____________________________ ALSO FROM COSIMO Hearn's Kokoro: Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life, Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation, and Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan

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.

Tales Out Of The East

Author : Lafcadio Hearn
ISBN : UCSC:32106011548507
Genre : Tales
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Out East

Author : Jennifer Ash Rudick
ISBN : 0865653372
Genre : Architecture
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Cool breezes, miles of pristine beaches, and vast, open farmland have long attracted visitors to Long Island's South Fork, known worldwide as "The Hamptons." Residents in picturesque seaside communities from Southampton to Montauk are calling upon world-class designers to fine-tune their visions, giving rise to a fresh design vernacular: homes that are testaments to what can be achieved when inspired by the natural beauty of a unique locale--and when imagination is one's only limitation. Out East captures the enduring appeal of shingled houses, modernist oceanfront designs, artists' compounds, and Montauk surf shacks. Jennifer Ash Rudick, a long-time Southampton resident, leads an insider's tour of more than 25 houses, cottages, and pool houses. Tria Giovan, a Sag Harbor-based photographer, captures extraordinary gardens, verandas, lakeside pavilions, farmhouses, and converted barns.

Out Of The Ashes

Author : James J. Fox
ISBN : 1850655545
Genre : East Timor
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In August 1999, after almost 25 years of oppressive Indonesian rule, the people of East Timor voted overwhelmingly to reject an offer of autonomy and opted instead for independence from the Indonesian Republic. In the following days, pro-integrationist militia, backed by the Indonesian military, made good their threats of retribution against a vote for independence, embarking on a systematic program of killing, abduction, looting and burning. Forced by circumstances, a reluctant President Habibie eventually agreed to the presence of a UN-sponsored peacekeeping force. Even as peace was being restored, however, the scale of destruction, continuing threats from militias now based across the border in West Timor, and the existence of thousands of refugees forcibly removed to West Timor and now being targetted for resettlement further afield, cast shadows over the future of an independent East Timor.

A Collection Of Voyages Undertaken By The Dutch East India Company For The Improvement Of Trade And Navigation

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Out Of The Middle East

Author : Kamal Shair
ISBN : 9780857715463
Genre : Social Science
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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 born in a small town in what was then Transjordan and 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. Dar al Handasah – Arabic for House of Engineers – was founded in a small flat in Beirut and today spans the globe with offices in 37 countries. In its early years, Dar al Handasah fought off competition from established western consultancies to win contracts for prestige engineering throughout the Middle East. Eventually its activities extended further to Europe, the United States, Africa and Asia. By not following the usual pattern of patronage and favours Kamal Shair applied a fresh kind of ethic in an environment with a 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 read 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.

Figuring Out The Figurines Of The Ancient Near East

Author : Stephanie Langin-Hooper
ISBN : 9780991553310
Genre : Figurines, Ancient
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This volume contains 4 papers focusing on terracotta figurines of the ancient Near East that were delivered at one of three sessions of the Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Out Of Africa And Into America The Odyssey Of Italians In East Africa

Author : Enzo Centofanti
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