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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

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

William D. Phillips

University of North Carolina Press

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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