Dragon's brain perfume : an historical geography of camphor

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Dragon's brain perfume : an historical geography of camphor

by R.A. Donkin

(Brill's Indological library, v. 14)

Brill, 1999

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes

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In the Dragon's Brain Perfume (a Chinese description of Camphor) once more the existence and importance of world systems of exchange becomes clear. In the pre-industrial world aromatic substances have always counted among the most prominent items of long-distance trade. The finest camphor came from Malaya, Borneo and Sumatra, but long-distance trade took it to societies at the geographical poles of demand - China and the medieval West already in late Antiquity (ca. 6th century A.D.). In India it was in use at an even much earlier period. The present monograph opens with a survey of aromata generally - origins, time and place of demand - from the Ancient Civilizations to the Age of Discoveries. Chapter two concerns the natural history of camphor; subsequent chapters are organized by regions (India, Western Asia, the medieval West, South East Asia, China and Japan), with a postscript on Origins and Diffusion. Evidence is drawn from an extensive range of sources in natural and cultural history.The work includes 15 original maps, 28 illustrations, and an extensive bibliography.

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  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA41533641
  • ISBN
    • 9789004109834
  • LCCN
    98043143
  • 出版国コード
    ne
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    Leiden
  • ページ数/冊数
    xiii, 307 p.
  • 大きさ
    24 cm
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