Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781909942301 Published May 2019 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Cloth $59.95 ISBN: 9781909942103 Published March 2018 Not for sale in the UK or Ireland

The Mercantile Effect

On Art and Exchange in the Islamicate World During the 17th and 18th Centuries

Edited by Sussan Babaie and Melanie Gibson

The Mercantile Effect

Edited by Sussan Babaie and Melanie Gibson

Distributed for The Gingko Library

With Contributions by Anna Ballian, Nicole Kancal Ferrari, Frederica Gigante, Francesco Gusella, Negar Habibi, Sinem Erdoğan Işkorkutan, Gul Kale, Dipti Khera, William Kynan-Wilson, Suet May Lam, Amy Landau, George Manginis, Zaheen Maqbool, Christos Merantzas, Alexandra Roy, and Nancy Um
160 pages | 170 color plates | 9 1/2 x 10
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781909942301 Published May 2019 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Cloth $59.95 ISBN: 9781909942103 Published March 2018 Not for sale in the UK or Ireland
This lavishly illustrated volume of essays introduces a fascinating array of subjects, each exploring an aspect of the far-reaching “mercantile effect” and its impact across western Asia in the early modern era. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the increased movement of merchants and goods from China to Europe brought desirable commodities to new markets, but also spread ideas, tastes, and technologies across western Asia as never before. Through the newly-established Dutch, English, and French East India companies, as well as much older mercantile networks, commodities including silk, ivory, books, and glazed porcelains were transported both east and west. The Mercantile Effect shows a fascinating array of trade objects and the customs and traditions of traders that brought about a period of intense cultural interchange.
Contents
Foreword by Melanie Gibson
 
Introduction by Sussan Babaie The Mercantile Effect: On Art and Exchange in the Islamicate World
 
Suet May Lam Fantasies of the East: ‘Shopping’ in Early Modern Eurasia
 
Amy S. Landau The Armenian Artist Minas and Seventeenth-Century Notions of ‘Life-Likeness’
 
William Kynan-Wilson ‘Painted by the Turcks themselves’: Reading Peter Mundy’s Ottoman costume Album in Context
 
Nicole Kançal-Ferrari Golden Watches and Precious Textiles: Luxury Goods at the Crimean Khans’ Court and the Northern Black Sea Shore
 
Nancy Um Aromatics, Stimulants, and their Vessels: The Material Culture and Rites of Merchant Interaction in Eighteenth-Century Mocha
 
Federica Gigante Trading Islamic Artworks in Seventeenth-Century Italy: the Case of the Cospi Museum
 
Anna Ballian From Genoa to Constantinople: The Silk Industry of Chios
 
Christos Merantzas Ottoman Textiles Within an Ecclesiastical Context: Cultural Osmoses in Mainland Greece
 
Francesco Gusella Behind the Practice of Partnership: Seventeenth-Century Portuguese Devotional Ivories of West India
 
Gül Kale Visual Embodied Memory of an ottoman Architect: Travelling on Campaign, Pilgrimage and Trade Routes in the Middle East
 
Contributors
 
Review Quotes
Newsletter of the Oriental Ceramic Society
“This elegant volume edited by Sussan Babaie and Melanie Gibson is a pioneer effort. . . superbly illustrated and kaleidoscopically examined.”
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