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"From beer to Coca-Cola, the six beverages that experience contributed to shaping human background. all through human historical past. convinced beverages have performed even more than simply quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and style, six of them have had a shockingly pervasive impact at the process heritage, turning into the defining drink in the course of a pivotal historic period.""A background of the realm in 6 Glasses"" tells the tale of humanity from the Stone Age to the twenty first century throughout the lens of beer, wine, spirits, espresso, tea, and cola. Beer used to be first made within the Fertile Crescent and through 3000 B.C.E. used to be so very important to Mesopotamia and Egypt that it used to be used to pay wages. In old Greece wine turned the most export of her enormous seaborne alternate, aiding unfold Greek tradition out of the country. Spirits akin to brandy and rum fueled the Age of Exploration, fortifying seamen on lengthy voyages and oiling the pernicious slave exchange. even supposing espresso originated within the Arab global, it stoked innovative suggestion in Europe in the course of the Age of cause, whilst coffeehouses grew to become facilities of highbrow trade. And 1000s of years after the chinese language started ingesting tea, it grew to become specially renowned in Britain, with far-reaching results on British overseas coverage. ultimately, even though carbonated beverages have been invented in 18th-century Europe they grew to become a 20th-century phenomenon, and Coca-Cola specifically is the prime image of globalization.For Tom Standage, each one drink is a type of expertise, a catalyst for advancing tradition through which he demonstrates the complex interaction of other civilizations. you'll by no means examine your favourite drink a similar approach again.Look for Tom Standage's different books together with The Victorian net and An fit to be eaten historical past of Humanity.

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Criticized by de Moor and van der Lugt 1974; Craigie 1977b; Donner 1967; and Held 1974. 76. Ugarit Forschungen and Alter Orient undAltes Testament. 77. For a comparison of the literary relationships, see Craigie 1971; and Healey 1984. 78. Kaiser 1962; Habel 1964; Clifford 1972; Schmidt 1966; Miller 1973; Albright 1968; van der Toorn 1991; L'Heureux 1974; de Moor and Sandars 1991. 79. Cross and Freedman 1948; 1950; Cross 1955; 1968; 1973; Freedman 1976; and Robertson 1972. 80. Curtis 1985; Craigie 1983; Brooke, Curtis and Healey 1994; Pope 1994; and Petersen 1998.

Hallo has led four National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars which have had this as its primary theme: SIC 1; SIC 2; SIC 3; SIC 4. See the review of S7C 1 by Pardee 1985; also see van der loom 1985. 99. Sandmel (1962) describes it as 'that extravagance among scholars which first overdoes Hie supposed similarity in passages and then proceeds to describe source and derivation as if implying literary connection flowing in an inevitable or predetermined direction', p. 1. 100. See the discussion of Ratner and Zuckerman 1986.

1. 100. See the discussion of Ratner and Zuckerman 1986. 101. Since the publication of Winckler 1892; Gressman 1909; and Galling 1950. 102. Since 1945, see, DOTT; ANET; Beyerlin 1978; COS; and Matthews and Benjamin 1997. 103. Lambert 1954; Kramer 1959; Lowenstam 1980; Soil 1988; Walton 1989; and Gordon and Rendsberg 1997. 44 Mesopotamia and the Bible 1978), women (Frymer-Kensky 1989; 1992; van derToorn 1994), sacrifice (Hallo 1987), religion,104 prophecy (H. Weippert 1985; Millard 1985), cosmology (Heidel 1946; 1951; Lambert 1965; Saggs 1978), law,105 treaties,106 hymns and psalms,107 wisdom,108 death and the afterlife (Lewis 1989; Tropper 1989; 1994), genealogies (Malamat 1968; Wilson 1977), and historical literature (Speiser 1957; Albrektson 1967; Younger 1990; and various contributions in FTH).

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