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World History as Told by Salt

Thursdays, September 19-November 7 | 10:00- 11:30 a.m.

Space Available
Course closing date: 9/19/2019
Location:  Cleveland Skating Club
Your Instructor(s) will be: Ted Smith
For more information contact: Lorraine Nelson, 216-368-5145


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

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The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program | Case Western Reserve University | 10900 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44106-7116 | 216.368.2090 | lifelonglearning@case.edu

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