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Dimensions:
197 × 120 mm
152 pages
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781780237497
Illustrations:
68 illustrations, 58 in colour
Published:
15 May 2017
Series:
Edible

Pomegranate A Global History Damien Stone

Juicy, crunchy, tart: with its multitude of seeds and juice akin to blood, it’s not hard to see why the pomegranate has so appealed to the imagination. After being held in high esteem in the rituals of the polytheistic religions of the ancient world, the pom-­egranate came to be revered in Christianity, Islam and Judaism. This book explores how people throughout history interacted with pomegranates, featuring a cast of well-known characters from the Ashurnasirpal to Anne Boleyn, from Sandro Botticelli to Salvador Dalí. It is a cornucopia of strange and fascinating anecdotes about this very special fruit whose health benefits are so highly regarded today.

‘Bursting with taste, this book is a cornucopia of fascinating stories about a very special fruit. It explores how people over the centuries have used pomegranates, and looks at the timeless appeal of this unusual, alluring and ornamental fruit.’ – Gardening Australia

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Damien Stone is an archaeologist based in Sydney, Australia.