Salt Author Mark Kurlansky
ISBN-10 9781448113200
Year 2011-09-30
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Random House

Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind. Wars have been fought over salt and, while salt taxes secured empires across Europe and Asia, they have also inspired revolution - Gandhi's salt march in 1930 began the overthrow of British rule in India. From the rural Sichuan province where the last home-made soya sauce is produced to the Cheshire brine springs that supplied salt around the globe, Mark Kurlansky has produced a kaleidoscope of world history, a multi-layered masterpiece that blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary records into a rich and memorable tale.

The Book of Salt

The Book of Salt Author Monique Truong
ISBN-10 0547524994
Year 2004-06-15
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Book of Salt serves up a wholly original take on Paris in the 1930s through the eyes of Binh, the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Viewing his famous mesdames and their entourage from the kitchen of their rue de Fleurus home, Binh observes their domestic entanglements while seeking his own place in the world. In a mesmerizing tale of yearning and betrayal, Monique Truong explores Paris from the salons of its artists to the dark nightlife of its outsiders and exiles. She takes us back to Binh's youthful servitude in Saigon under colonial rule, to his life as a galley hand at sea, to his brief, fateful encounters in Paris with Paul Robeson and the young Ho Chi Minh.


Salt Author Nayyirah Waheed
ISBN-10 1492238287
Year 2013-09-24
Pages 258
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace



Salt Author Liz Tilton
ISBN-10 1606350145
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 24
Language en

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Salt in the Sand

Salt in the Sand Author Lessie Jo Frazier
ISBN-10 9780822389668
Year 2007-06-26
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Duke University Press

Salt in the Sand is a compelling historical ethnography of the interplay between memory and state violence in the formation of the Chilean nation-state. The historian and anthropologist Lessie Jo Frazier focuses on northern Chile, which figures prominently in the nation’s history as a site of military glory during the period of national conquest, of labor strikes and massacres in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth, and of state detention and violence during World War II and the Cold War. It was also the site of a mass-grave excavation that galvanized the national human rights movement in 1990, during Chile’s transition from dictatorship to democracy. Frazier analyzes the creation of official and alternative memories of specific instances of state violence in northern Chile from 1890 to the present, tracing how the form and content of those memories changed over time. In so doing, she shows how memory works to create political subjectivities mobilized for specific political projects within what she argues is the always-ongoing process of nation-state formation. Frazier’s broad historical perspective on political culture challenges the conventional periodization of modern Chilean history, particularly the idea that the 1973 military coup marked a radical break with the past. Analyzing multiple memories of state violence, Frazier innovatively shapes social and cultural theory to interpret a range of sources, including local and national government archives, personal papers, popular literature and music, interviews, architectural and ceremonial commemorations, and her ethnographic observations of civic associations, women's and environmental groups, and human rights organizations. A masterful integration of extensive empirical research with sophisticated theoretical analysis, Salt in the Sand is a significant contribution to interdisciplinary scholarship on human rights, democratization, state formation, and national trauma and reconciliation.

Salt of the Mountain

Salt of the Mountain Author Stefano Varese
ISBN-10 0806135123
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press

For four centuries, the Camp Ashaninkas of the Peruvian Amazon have fought for their identity and independence in the face of Spanish colonialism and Peruvian national expansionism. Stefan Varese wrote about the Campa Ashaninkas in the mid-1960s, after three seasons of field research among them and three years of archival research. He titled his book La Sal de Los Cerros, after the invaded Mountain of Salt that had been the center of Campa Ashaninka trade and power for millennia. Salt of the Mountain makes Varese's classic work of anthropology available in English for the first time, updated with a new preface and introduction by the author. Varese conducted his research with an explicit commitment to letting the Campa Ashaninkas speak for themselves. Using their myths and cosmological interpretations as source material, Varese presents new readings of both colonial Spanish and modern Peruvian documents relating to the tribe. He chronicles the relentless success of European geographic annexation and the continuing failure of European cultural assimilation. Living among the Campa Ashaninkas, Varese found that their worldview rejects the modern notion that assimilation is inevitable, and he developed a deep respect for their fiercely independent spirit. For this reason, he calls his work an "approximation" rather than a description or history.


Salt Author John Paul Zronik
ISBN-10 077871411X
Year 2004
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company

Describes the origins of different types of salt and discusses salt mining, the role of salt in history, the uses of salt, its effects on the human body, and related topics.


Salt Author Rukshani Weerasooriya
ISBN-10 UOM:39015067815707
Year 2006-01-01
Pages 119
Language en

The Pillar of Salt

The Pillar of Salt Author Albert Memmi
ISBN-10 0807083275
Year 1955
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press

Alexandre Benillouche, a boy of Italian Jewish and Berber descent, struggles for identity and survival in the ghettos of war-torn Tunisia

Salt of the Ocean

Salt of the Ocean Author J.M. Watson
ISBN-10 1440195692
Year 2010-01-07
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

Salt of the Ocean is J.M. Watson’s first book of poetry. He began working on the project in 2007 at the age of 31. Now, two and a half years later, he has produced this wonderful book of poetry, which includes over a dozen black and white illustrations. Salt of the Ocean is J.M. Watson’s poetry at its best, as it closely examines the delicate fabric of life and its myriad of subject matters. J.M. Watson dives into topics with great detail, illustrating his perspective on youth, aging, death, becoming a better human being. J.M. Watson now lives in Tigard, Oregon with his two cats, Jersey and Yorke.

Salt and the Colombian State

Salt and the Colombian State Author Joshua M. Rosenthal
ISBN-10 9780822977988
Year 2012
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher University of Pittsburgh Pre

In republican Colombia, salt became an important source of revenue not just to individuals, but to the state, which levied taxes on it and in some cases controlled and profited from its production. Focusing his study on the town of La Salina, Joshua M. Rosenthal presents a fascinating glimpse into the workings of the early Colombian state, its institutions, and their interactions with local citizens during this formative period.