Nathaniel's Nutmeg

How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History

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In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. ...Continua
Ha scritto il 22/11/08
Trading nutmeg for an apple
Nutmeg is one of very few spices we use in our traditional cuisine here in Bologna, yet I didn't know it had such a long history of bloodshed and war on its background, and even played a part in the foundation of what many consider the capital of
Ha scritto il 04/08/08
My thoughts
Engaging and informative, this history of the English-Dutch conflict over the spice trade kept my interest throughout the book. I had known a little about how important spices were, and how the search for a new way to the Far East led to Columbus' ...Continua
Ha scritto il 12/08/07
I bought this while I was travelling in Indonesia. It's a good narrative about the ancient history of the archipalago. So much politics is involved in search of spice. You'll learn much about history, geography and politics with this book, without ...Continua

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