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Tropical BabylonsSugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680$
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Stuart B. Schwartz

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807828755

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz

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Sugar in Iberia

Sugar in Iberia

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(p.27) Chapter Two Sugar in Iberia
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Tropical Babylons
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William D. Phillips

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz.6

For thousands of years, the Iberian Peninsula has supported fields of sugarcane, and sugar became a marginal product in the Mediterranean. This chapter surveys sugar in Iberia, including the Islamic and Christian origins of the industry and its subsequent development. It discusses Iberia's role as a sugar producer, and traces the geographical distribution of sugar production and aspects of its internal organization.

Keywords:   Iberian Peninsula, sugarcane, sugar, Iberia, sugar production

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