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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, David Morgan
 

ISBN-10: 0521583012

ISBN-13: 9780521583015

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the thirteenth century the Mongols created a vast transcontinental empire which 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 signficance of cloth and color in the political and

Overview

In the thirteenth century the Mongols created a vast transcontinental empire which 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 signficance of cloth and color in the political and cultural life of the Mongals. 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:
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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