Commodity and Exchange in the Mongol Empire: A Cultural History of Islamic Textiles

Thomas T. Allsen


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

  • Title: Commodity and Exchange in the Mongol Empire: A Cultural History of Islamic Textiles
  • Author: Thomas T. Allsen
  • ISBN: 9780521893145
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback



In the thirteenth century the Mongols created a vast transcontinental empire that 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 significance of cloth and color in the political and cultIn the thirteenth century the Mongols created a vast transcontinental empire that 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 significance of cloth and color in the political and cultural life of the Mongols 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.


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"Is the image of Mongols draped in gilded cloth that would gladden the heart of a Liberace really true?" - from the introduction. I like a scholar with a sense of humour.Not only on exchange mechanisms, but the politics of clothes, the cultural ways Mongols used and understood clothes. Both felt from home and luxury textiles from abroad. A steppe chief's duty to distribute, to "feed and clothe". What garments meant to the Mongols: intimate gifts, straight off the back of the giver; traditional g [...]

Food for thought. Don't read if you don't care about Anthropology.


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