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The Resource Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires, Kris Lane

Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires, Kris Lane

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Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires
Title
Colour of paradise
Title remainder
the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires
Statement of responsibility
Kris Lane
Title variation
Color of paradise
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Language
eng
Summary
For the Mughals, Ottomans, and Safavids green was, as it remains for all Muslims, the color of Paradise, reserved for the Prophet Muhammad and his descendants. Tapping a wide range of sources, Kris Lane traces the complex web of global trading networks that funneled emeralds from backland South America to populous Asian capitals between the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries. Lane reveals the bloody conquest wars and forced labor regimes that accompanied their production. It is a story of trade, but also of transformations, how members of profoundly different societies at opposite ends of the globe assigned value to a few thousand pounds of imperfectly shiny green rocks
Cataloging source
E7B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires, Kris Lane
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Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires, Kris Lane
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1npbd1
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sacred origins -- Conquistadors -- Emerald city -- Empires and inquisitors -- Globetrotters -- Emeralds of the shahs -- Tax dodgers and smugglers -- Twilight of imperial emeralds -- Postscript: from British adventurers to today's Esmeralderos
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unknown
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Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 280 pages, [16] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300164701
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Specific material designation
remote

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