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Opium: Uncovering the Politics of the Poppy
Known to the Greeks as opos or opion, as afiun in Persian and Arabic, and fuyung in Chinese, opium is at once a palliative and a poison. Its exotic origins, its literary associations, and the properties that are, often erroneously, attributed to it have ensured an ongoing air of mystery. Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy reveals the long and fascinating history of a powerful and addict ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 15th 2010 by Harvard University Press
(first published September 18th 2009)
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