A commerce of knowledge : trade, religion, and scholarship between England and the Ottoman Empire, c.1600-1760 (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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A commerce of knowledge : trade, religion, and scholarship between England and the Ottoman Empire, c.1600-1760

Author: Simon Mills
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A Commerce of Knowledge tells the story of three generations of Church of England chaplains who worked in Ottoman Aleppo during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. By reconstructing their  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Mills
ISBN: 0198840330 9780198840336
OCLC Number: 1102469467
Description: xii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations, p.xiii --
List of Abbreviations, p.xv --
Note to the Reader, p.xvii --
Introduction, p.1 --
PART I. FROM OXFORD TO ALEPPO --
1. "Lurky Labours', p.15 --
'the vagrant Scholar', p.16 --
'in Aleppo once', p.31 --
'the picker-up of learning's crumbs', p.48 --
A Commerce of Letters, p.57 --
PART II. BUILDING A LIBRARY IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY SYRIA --
2. Edward Pococke in Aleppo , p.71 --
The Scholar and the Sufi: Pococke and Ahmad al-Gulshani, p.74 --
Pococke and Aleppes News, p.89 --
Pococke and Aleppos Christians, p.91 --
Conclusion, p.94 --
3. 'A Rich Treasure of Manuscripts': Robert Huntington in Syria, p.96 --
Huntingtons Commissions, p.101 --
Huntingtons commissions for Pococke p.101 --
Huntingtons commissions for Bernard, p.103 --
Huntington's further commissions, p. 106 --
Beyond Aleppo, p.107 --
From the sacred mountain: The Maronites, p.108 --
'The revealer of secrets': Father Agathangelus and the Mandaeans --
'In the wea1thiest emporium of Palestine': The Samaritans, p.123 --
The Riches of the East, p.131 --
Conclusion, p.136.
Other Titles: Trade, religion, and scholarship between England and the Ottoman Empire, c.1600-1760
Responsibility: Simon Mills.

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