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Global trade, smuggling, and the making of economic liberalism : Asian textiles in France 1680-1760

Author: Felicia Gottman
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ©2016
Series: Europe's Asian centuries.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Imported from India, China, the Levant, and Persia and appreciated for their diversity, designs, fast bright colours and fine weave, Asian textiles became so popular in France that in 1686 the state banned their import, consumption and imitation. A fateful decision. This book tells the story of smuggling on a vast scale, savvy retailers and rebellious consumers. It also reveals how reformers in the French  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2015028734
(OCoLC)915774677
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Felicia Gottman
ISBN: 9781137444882 1137444886
OCLC Number: 950459539
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I Global Textiles; Prologue: Three French Women and Their Troublesome Textiles; 1 Global Fabrics: The French Trade in Asian and Asian-Style Textiles; Part II Smuggling; 2 Smuggling Textiles into France; 3 Smuggled Textiles Worn in France: The Politics of Privilege and the Violence of Fashion; Part III The Making of Economic Liberalism; 4 The State of Knowledge; 5 Enlightenment Campaigning; Conclusion; Appendices; I French East India Company Textile imports II French Levant Trade Textile ImportsIII A Comparison of French Textile Imports via the Levant and via the East India Companies; IV Convictions by the Commission de Valence; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Europe's Asian centuries.
Responsibility: Felicia Gottmann.

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