Spice: The 16th-Century Contest that Shaped the Modern World: Mariners and commodities as a map of history

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A spice shop in Marrakech: While the totalising ambitions of European imperialism quickly outstripped the original search for spices, Roger Crowley is right to remind us of the transformative impact of the new ocean routes they inspired. Spice: The 16th Century Contest that Shaped the Modern World Author : Roger Crowley ISBN-13 : 978-0300267471 Publisher : Yale University Press Guideline Price : £20 In 1494, two European neighbours signed a treaty at Tordesillas on the Douro river, agreeing to share power over the Atlantic and the Americas along a meridian that would cut the entire world into two half-spheres of...