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

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

by Thomas T. Allsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521583012

ISBN-13: 9780521583015

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Thomas Allsen investigates the significance of cloth and colour in the political cultures of Islam, Iran, the steppe peoples, and China, thereby illuminating the cultural dynamics which condition the act of borrowing. His conclusion places the transmission of Muslim textiles and clothing culture to China within the broader context of the history of the Silk Road, the…  See more details below

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Thomas Allsen investigates the significance of cloth and colour in the political cultures of Islam, Iran, the steppe peoples, and China, thereby illuminating the cultural dynamics which condition the act of borrowing. His conclusion places the transmission of Muslim textiles and clothing culture to China within the broader context of the history of the Silk Road, the primary link in East-West cultural communication during the pre-modern era. The book promises, therefore, to be of interest not only to students of Middle Eastern and Asian history, but also to geographers, anthropologists, art historians, and textile specialists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521583015
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Series
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(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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