World History as Told by Salt

Instructor(s)
Ted Smith
Instructor of Lifelong Learning
Location
Hamlet Village Clubhouse
Date
Thursdays, January 16-March 5
Time
10:30 a.m. - noon

This course examines a unique historical perspective centering on a mineral, a rock, a seasoning. 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. It also provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions. This course will explore 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