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Opium and the people

opiate use and drug control policy in nineteenth and early twentieth century England

by Virginia Berridge

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Published by Free Association Books in London ; New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Opium abuse -- England -- History -- 19th century,
    • Drug control -- England -- History -- 19th century,
    • Opium trade -- England -- History -- 19th century

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-386) and index.

      StatementVirginia Berridge.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV5816 .B42 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxxiii, 419 p. :
      Number of Pages419
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6854761M
      ISBN 101853434132, 1853434140
      LC Control Number00362791

        On its face, the Opium War was almost absurd in its conception: the British sent a small fleet and a few thousand troops to make war on an empire of more than three hundred million people.   Virginia Berridge Free Association Books, £, pp ISBN 1 2 Rating:![Graphic][1]![Graphic][2]![Graphic][3]![Graphic][4] Reading the revised edition of this acclaimed work is like renewing an acquaintance with an old friend. The book, though mainly written by Virginia Berridge, also included a section by Griffith by: 1.

      A History of Opium. By the Age of Discovery, the plague had killed millions of people in Europe and opium was reintroduced as a method to protect and treat wealthy patients. Recreational use of the drug was taken up enthusiastically by the citizens of the Persian Empire during the late medieval period. Julie Peakman’s books include.   Opium use in the U.S. peaked in the late 19th century, just around the time Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In , only five years before Baum's death, the U.S. passed legislation to control the distribution of opium and coca. While we can't know for sure, these concerns over opium may have inspired the famous scarlet field.

      “Religion is the opium of the people” is one of Marx’s most well-known statements, as emphasized by many scholars working on Marx’s ideas on religion. 1 However, the complexity and ambivalence of this metaphor are not obvious, even for careful readers of Marx. Marx’s ideas on religion are mainly assessed as “marginal” in comparison to his comprehensive critique of political economy. Opium (or poppy tears, scientific name: Lachryma papaveris) is dried latex obtained from the seed capsules of the opium poppy Papaver somniferum. Approximately 12 percent of opium is made up of the analgesic alkaloid morphine, which is processed chemically to produce heroin and other synthetic opioids for medicinal use and for illegal drug latex also contains the closely related Part(s) of plant: Latex.


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Opium and the people by Virginia Berridge Download PDF EPUB FB2

A number of books have been written on opium use, treatment, and regulation in Britain, but Berridge's Opium and the People remains the reference, by far the most comprehensive and the most coherent. As Berridge writes in her introduction (page xv): 'This book examines the nature of the use of opiates in nineteenth-century society and the issues which led to control in the twentieth.4/4(1).

Opium and the People: Opiate Use and Drug Control Policy in Nineteenth Century England. Reading the revised edition of this acclaimed work is like renewing an acquaintance with an old friend. The book, though mainly written by Virginia Berridge, also included a section by Griffith by: 1.

Opium And The People book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Worse still was that the book examined the history of opium in Britain exclusively and to /5. Opium and the People: Opiate Use in Nineteenth-century England. At the beginning of the 19th century, opium was widely used as an everyday remedy for common ailments.

By the s, it was classified as a dangerous drug. In an examination of the social context of drug taking in Victorian England, the book explains this decisive change in attitude.5/5(1).

"The Opium of the People" is a realistic albeit horrifying example of what the world would be like if the government were overthrown, and authority were assumed by religious zealots. The book itself is an incredible story, yet left me feeling disgusted and mortified, similar to the way I felt after reading Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaids Tale."/5.

From Publishers Weekly. Opium was a common drug among the ancient Greeks (who extolled the "healing dreams" it brought on), a convenient poison for the Romans, a narcotic in medieval England and a popular painkiller and sedative in 19th-century Europe and Cited by: Karl Marx's celebrated dictum, "religion is the opium of the people", had a quiet genesis.

He wrote it in as a passing remark in the introduction to a book of philosophical criticism he never finished. When he did publish it the following year, it was in an obscure radical journal with a print run of 1,Author: Rosie Blau. A number of books have been written on opium use, treatment, and regulation in Britain, but Berridge's Opium and the People remains the reference, by far the most comprehensive and the most coherent.

As Berridge writes in her introduction (page xv): 'This book examines the nature of the use of opiates in nineteenth-century society and the issues which led to control in the twentieth/5(4). Opium and the people Marx referred to religion as the ‘opium of the people’, something that promised ‘illusory happiness’ by disguising the realities of the real world (Marx, /).

OPIUM AND THE PEOPLE Opium Use in Nineteenth Century England BERRIDGE (Virginia) and EDWARDS (Griffith) Published by Allen Lane St Martins Press, London ().

We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's hand book, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they were being overloaded, a mere book to keep the poor in order. Charles Kingsley, Leaders Of The Church (), pp.

; Optimism is the opium of the people. Milan Kundera, The Joke () Alas. that ever. Karl Marx. Religion is the opium of the people.

One of the more frequently quoted statements of Karl Marx is Religion is the opium of the people this being a translation of. Karl Marx wrote that religion is the opium of the people, but few understand what he really meant. Marx was criticizing society more than religion. When Karl Marx declared religion the opium of the people, he voiced a central tenet of the philosophy that bears his name.

In this collection of essays and letters by Marx and his colleague, 5/5(1). Read "Opium and the People (Book)., Sociology of Health & Illness" on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips. "Religion is the opium of the people" is one of the most frequently paraphrased statements of German philosopher and economist Karl Marx.

It was translated from the German original, "Die Religion ist das Opium des Volkes" and is often rendered as "religion is the opiate of the masses." The quotation originates from the introduction of Marx's work A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of. Share - Opium and the People by Edwards and Berridge (, Paperback) Opium and the People by Edwards and Berridge (, Paperback) Be the first to write a review.

Alexander the Great introduces opium to the people of Persia and India. A.D. Opium thebaicum, from the Egytpian fields at Thebes, is first introduced to China by Arab traders.

Shop for Books on Google Play. Browse the world's largest eBookstore and start reading today on the web, tablet, phone, or ereader. Opium and the People: Opiate Use in Nineteenth-century England Virginia Berridge, Griffith Edwards Snippet view - Common terms and phrases.

Get this from a library. Opium and the people: opiate use and drug control policy in nineteenth and early twentieth century England. [Virginia Berridge]. The opium gum may be crudely refined and smoked (e.g., "brown sugar") or converted to morphine and heroin.

Growers usually make more for opium than for other crops, and the cultivation and refining employ hundreds of thousands of people, but the real profits go to the drug traffickers. The famous phrase – opium of the people – comes at the end of this text.

To understand it, we need to consider the sentences that come before it. Marx points out that religious suffering may be an expression of real suffering; religion may be the sigh, heart and soul of a heartless and soulless : Roland Boer.Karl Marx is famous — or perhaps infamous — for writing that "religion is the opium of the people" (which is usually translated as "religion is the opiate of the masses").People who know nothing else about him probably know that he wrote that, but unfortunately few understand what he meant because so few of those familiar with that quote have any understanding of the context.