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One of the initial motivations for the Europeans in sending exploration voyages was to find cheap spices. To be worth such expensive and risky mission, spices must have been worth a lot and must have had very high demand in Europe. How much, in today terms, were they worth? And what is the origin of such extraordinary demand? When and why did the price eventually drop?

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The Spice Must Flow!!! –  DVK Nov 4 '12 at 0:54
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any reason for downvote? –  Louis Rhys Mar 11 '13 at 16:12

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Try this link: The Luxury Trades of the Silk Road: How Much Did Silks and Spices Really Cost?

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+1 really cool source –  kubanczyk Oct 22 '12 at 7:00
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Could you please post a short summary? –  DVK Nov 4 '12 at 0:52
    
summary, please –  Louis Rhys Dec 30 '12 at 15:43

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