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Appunti Di Storia Della Liquirizia

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  • Luigi Piccioni

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    (Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica, Università della Calabria)

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    Liquorice root has been dug up and traded for centuries in a Euro-Asiatic belt stretching from the Iberic Peninsula to Eastern China. In this area it was possible to distinguish three different cultural traditions and markets: the Mediterranean and Middle East one, the Indian and the Chinese, probably the most important both in cultural and economic terms. The twentieth century unification of these markets in a global one has been fostered by some major events occurred in Europe or in America such as the “invention” of liquorice juice during the fifteenth century, its increasing use as a sweet and not only a drug, the opening of a huge american market following the discovery of its capability of flavouring the tobacco and the birth of a global liquorice firm in London at the middle of nineteenth century.

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    Paper provided by Università della Calabria, Dipartimento di Economia, Statistica e Finanza (Ex Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica) in its series Working Papers with number 201001.

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    Length: 7 pages
    Date of creation: Jan 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:clb:wpaper:201001

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    Keywords: liquirizia - storia; liquorice - history;

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