World History as Told by Salt

Ted Smith
Instructor of Lifelong Learning
Hamlet Village Clubhouse
Thursdays, January 16-March 5
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

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