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Shipped but not sold : material culture and the social protocols of trade during Yemen's age of coffee

Author: Nancy Um
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Perspectives on the global past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early decades of the eighteenth century, Yemen hosted a bustling community of merchants who sailed to the southern Arabian Peninsula, seeking and offering a range of commodities, both luxury  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Um
ISBN: 9780824866402 0824866401
OCLC Number: 959964399
Description: xiv, 198 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rites of entry at the maritime threshold --
European merchant tribute in Yemen --
Merchants from India and their gift practices in Yemen --
Everyday objects and tools of the trade.
Series Title: Perspectives on the global past.
Responsibility: Nancy Um.

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Shipped but Not Sold represents a significant shift in focus on the substance, role, and implications of exchanged objects. Rather than simply presenting a local history of trade in Yemen, Um turns Read more...

 
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