The Mystique of Opium in History and Art

By: Wigal, Donald

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Whilst the 20th century was one long war for control of the world's oil supplies, opium was a key strategic raw material during the four preceding centuries. Opium consumption dates back to Ancient Egypt. Initially a useful pharmaceutical product called laudanum, it quickly became popular in Britain. It then became the basis for trade with isolationist China as soon as the Opium Wars obtained trading rights for Western companies and the Chinese began smoking it in industrial quantities. This book offers a tastefully illustrated history of this toxic substance, its paraphernalia and era.

Product Name: The Mystique of Opium in History and Art

Author Name: Wigal, Donald

Categories: LSD, Drugs, Consciousness,

Publisher: Parkstone Press USA, Limited: 2004

ISBN Number: 1859959156

ISBN Number 13: 9781859959152

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

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