A Local and Global History

    Deborah Valenze

    Yale University Press 2011

    Paperback 367pp Illustrated

    9780300188127   Product Code: 18353

    How and why have people in Western Europe and North America become so attached to cow's milk? That is the question with which Deborah Valenze begins her history of milk. Spanning over 3,000 years of human history, from Isis worship in ancient Middle Eastern societies to industrial dairy farming in 21st century America, the book tells the story of milk through centuries of 'mystery, myth and impassioned debate' to its status as a commodity today.

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