While prevalent today, salt was once one of the world’s most sought-after commodities. It was a substance so valuable it served as currency, influenced trade routes and the establishment of cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions. We will explore how salt changed economies, science, politics, religions, and food. Mark Kurlansky’s book provides a unique historical perspective centering on a mineral, a rock, a spice.
Read: Salt, A World History, Mark Kurlansky
This course is offered with the generous support of the Association for Continuing Education