Commodity and Exchange in the Mongol Empire: A Cultural History of Islamic Textiles / Edition 1

Commodity and Exchange in the Mongol Empire: A Cultural History of Islamic Textiles / Edition 1

by Thomas T. Allsen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521893143

ISBN-13: 9780521893145

Pub. Date: 05/02/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the thirteenth century the Mongols created a vast transcontinental empire that transported skilled artisans from one cultural zone to another. Among those transported were Muslim textile workers, resettled in China, where they made clothes for the imperial court. In a fascinating account, the author considers the significance of cloth and color in the political

Overview

In the thirteenth century the Mongols created a vast transcontinental empire that transported skilled artisans from one cultural zone to another. Among those transported were Muslim textile workers, resettled in China, where they made clothes for the imperial court. In a fascinating account, the author considers the significance of cloth and color in the political and cultural life of the Mongols. Situated within the broader context of the history of the Silk Road, the book will interest not only historians of the Middle East and Asia, but also art historians and textile specialists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521893145
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/02/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Consumption and use; 3. Acquisition and production; 4. Clothing and colour; 5. Cultural transmission; 6. Conclusion.

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