Artisans of Empire

Artisans of Empire

Crafts and Craftspeople Under the Ottomans

Book - 2012
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DECORATIVE ARTS & CRAFTS. The manufacture and trade in crafted goods and the men and women who were involved in this industry - including metalworkers, ceramicists, silk weavers, fez-makers, blacksmiths and even barbers - lay at the social as well as the economic heart of the Ottoman empire. This comprehensive history by leading Ottoman historian Suraiya Faroqhi presents the definitive view of the subject, from the production and distribution of different craft objects to their use and enjoyment within the community. Succinct yet comprehensive, "Artisans of Empire" analyses the production and trade of crafts from the beginning of the 16th century to the early 20th century, focusing on its history, politics and culture
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2012
Edition: New paperback ed
ISBN: 9781848859609
1848859600
Characteristics: xxvii, 276 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm

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