Get this from a library fruits of empire exotic produce and british taste 1660 1800 james walvin what could be more british than a cup of tea what has proved more resilient vice in western life than tobacco what are the origins of our enthusiasm for spice smoke and sugar james walvin here . Start by marking fruits of empire exotic produce and british taste 1660 1800 as want to read exotic produce and british taste 1660 1800 by james walvin really liked it 400 rating were profoundly transformed by the fruits of distant empire and trade more get a copy kindle store amazon stores libraries or buy for . Fruits of empire traces the complex history of the rise of key british tastes in the years of early british imperial settlement and global trade including the impact of tea coffee sugar and other exotic goods on british trade and society. James walvin shows how the tastes of the british people were transformed by the fruits of distant empire and trade and links the global impact of britains drive for imperial pre eminence to the rise of a new kind of domestic material consumption which helped to define the very nature of britishness itself. Fruits of empire exotic produce and british taste 1660 1800 new york new york university press 1997 pp 219 4500 cloth pleasure in the eighteenth century is a promising title but this book of essays does not really satisfy that promise and one wonders just how and why the editors decided to put it together
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