Once again, the issue of the West versus Global seems to occupy the space in the discussion. I have no problem with Jeremy's list here. It almost seems astoundingly obvious that much of what is on it still constitutes what it takes to be aware of the intellectual and social traditions and issues that have shaped and still do shape much of our culture. (And by "our" I mean more than the West even in this modern era.)
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I read the following several years ago and enjoyed it, perhaps it would provide a good reading for one week in your course:
The Essence of Commodification: Caffeine Dependencies in the Early Modern World
Ross W. Jamieson
Journal of Social History, Volume 35, Issue 2, 1 December 2001, Pages 269–294, https://doi.org/10.1353/jsh.2001.0125
Published: 01 December 2001
Best of luck with your course!
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Greetings! I am a world historian engaged in environmental history and, in a relatively recent turn, food history. I have the opportunity to develop two different courses for the Fall semester. Both courses will be about food in world history but structured differently at the undergraduate and graduate levels.