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Pearls, people, and power : pearling and Indian Ocean worlds

Author: Pedro Machado; Steve Mullins; Joseph Christensen, (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Indian Ocean studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pearls, People, and Power is the first book to examine the trade, distribution, production, and consumption of pearls and mother-of-pearl in the global Indian Ocean over more than five centuries. While scholars have long recognized the importance of pearling to the social, cultural, and economic practices of both coastal and inland areas, the overwhelming majority have confined themselves to highly localized or at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pedro Machado; Steve Mullins; Joseph Christensen, (Postdoctoral Fellow)
ISBN: 9780821424025 0821424025
OCLC Number: 1090982760
Description: x, 426 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Indian Ocean studies series.
Responsibility: edited by Pedro Machado, Steve Mullins, and Joseph Christensen.

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Pearls, People, and Power is the first book to examine the trade, distribution, production, and consumption of pearls in the Indian Ocean over more than five centuries. Encompassing the geographical,  Read more...

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"Pearls, People, and Power will become a benchmark edited collection in world commodity history. It covers a large chronological and geographical swath of the pearl trade from the moment the pearls Read more...

 
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