Nathaniel's Nutmeg (BOK)

Giles Milton

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In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This infuriated the Dutch, who were determined to control the world's nutmeg supply. For five years Courthope and his band of thirty men were besieged by a force one hundred times greater - and his heroism set in motion the events that led to the founding of the greatest city on earth. A beautifully told adventure story and a fascinating depiction of exploration in the seventeenth century, NATHANIEL'S NUTMEG sheds a remarkable light on history.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1999 Forfatter Giles Milton
Forlag
HODDER & STOUGHTON
ISBN 9780340696767
Antall sider 400 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,9cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 280 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd