Turkey and Its Destiny, Vol. 1 of 2

Turkey and Its Destiny, Vol. 1 of 2

Author: Charles Macfarlane

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1333879679

Category: Travel

Page: 372

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Excerpt from Turkey and Its Destiny, Vol. 1 of 2: The Result of Journeys Made in 1847 and 1848 to Examine Into the State of That Country At this moment, I consider it of the highest political importance to England that the true condition of the Ottoman Empire should be made known. I devoted eleven months, and no small labor, to the collection of the materials which I now offer to my countrymen. I occupied myself mainly in studying the condition of the people. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Sea Change

Sea Change

Author: Amanda Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520303591

Category: Textile fabrics

Page: 360

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Textiles were the second-most-traded commodity in all of world history, preceded only by grain. In the Ottoman Empire in particular, the sale and exchange of silks, cottons, and woolens generated an immense amount of revenue and touched every level of society, from rural women tending silkworms to pashas flaunting layers of watered camlet to merchants traveling to Mecca and beyond. Sea Change offers the first comprehensive history of the Ottoman textile sector, arguing that the trade's enduring success resulted from its openness to expertise and objects from far-flung locations. Amanda Phillips skillfully marries art history with social and economic history, integrating formal analysis of various textiles into wider discussions of how trade, technology, and migration impacted the production and consumption of textiles in the Mediterranean from around 1400 to 1800. Surveying a vast network of textile topographies that stretched from India to Italy and from Egypt to Iran, Sea Change illuminates often neglected aspects of material culture, showcasing the objects' ability to tell new kinds of stories.