World History as Told by Salt

Instructor(s)
Ted Smith
Leader-Teacher for Off-Campus Studies
Location
Cleveland Skating Club
Date
Thursdays, September 19-November 7
Time
10 - 11:30 a.m.

A unique historical perspective centering on a mineral, a rock, a spice. Prevalent today thanks to modern geology, salt was one of the world’s most sought-after commodities. A substance so valuable it served as currency, influenced trade routes and establishment of cities. Provoked and financed wars, secured empires, inspired revolutions. Exploring how salt changed economies, science, politics, religions and food. 


Book: Salt, a World History, Mark Kurlansky

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$87
Nonmember Cost
$103