The Resource Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires, Kris Lane, (electronic book)

Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires, Kris Lane, (electronic book)

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
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
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1967-
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Lane, Kris E.
Dewey number
553.8/609
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TN997.E5
LC item number
L36 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Emeralds
  • Emeralds
  • Inquisition
  • Inquisition
Label
Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires, Kris Lane, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10579322
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 280 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires, Kris Lane, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10579322
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 280 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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