The Political Economy of Craft Production: Crafting Empire in South India, c.1350-1650

The Political Economy of Craft Production: Crafting Empire in South India, c.1350-1650

by Carla M. Sinopoli
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521826136

ISBN-13: 9780521826136

Pub. Date: 11/30/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Carla Sinopoli examines a diverse range of crafts to explore the role and significance of craft production in the political economy of the fourteenth through seventeenth-century South Indian Vijayanagara empire. Ranging from poetry to pottery, Sinopoli utilizes evidence from twenty years of fieldwork at the Vijayanagara capital, one of the largest and wealthiest

Overview

Carla Sinopoli examines a diverse range of crafts to explore the role and significance of craft production in the political economy of the fourteenth through seventeenth-century South Indian Vijayanagara empire. Ranging from poetry to pottery, Sinopoli utilizes evidence from twenty years of fieldwork at the Vijayanagara capital, one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world in its time. This book is a broad-ranging study of craft production in South Asia, as well as other early state empires.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521826136
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2003
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Specialized craft production: archaeological approaches; 3. The South Asian state; 4. Vijayanagara: the historical setting; 5. Vijayanagara: sources of evidence; 6. Craft products and craft producers; 7. Artisans and institutions: artisans and each other; 8. Crafting empire: conclusion.

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