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From the sickly sweet tobacco that helped finance the Atlantic slave trade to the inebriating cannabis that East Indies merchants sold in coffeehouses, drugs have been entangled with science and commodification for five centuries. The Age of Intoxication explores the origins, and continuing impact, of the first global era of drugs.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
From the sickly sweet tobacco that helped finance the Atlantic slave trade to the inebriating cannabis that East Indies merchants sold in coffeehouses, drugs have been entangled with science and commodification for five centuries. The Age of Intoxication explores the origins, and continuing impact, of the first global era of drugs.
  • Produktdetails
  • The Early Modern Americas
  • Verlag: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Seitenzahl: 304
  • Erscheinungstermin: 20. Dezember 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 231mm x 157mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 608g
  • ISBN-13: 9780812251784
  • ISBN-10: 0812251784
  • Artikelnr.: 56398531
Autorenporträt
Benjamin Breen teaches history at University of California, Santa Cruz.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction. At the Statue of Adamastor
Part I. Inventions of Drugs Chapter 1. Searching for Drugs: Inventing Quina in Seventeenth-Century Amazonia Chapter 2. Selling Drugs: Early Modern Apothecaries and the Limits of Commodification Chapter 3. Fetishizing Drugs: Feitiçaria, Healing, and Intoxication in West Central Africa
Part II. Altered States Chapter 4. Occult Qualities: British Natural Philosophers and Portuguese Drugs Chapter 5. Uses of Intoxication in the Enlightenment Chapter 6. Three Ways of Looking at Opium
Conclusion. Drug Pasts and Futures
Notes Glossary Bibliography Index Acknowledgments