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The political economy of craft production : crafting empire in South India, c. 1350-1650

Author: Carla M Sinopoli
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through both archaeological and historical evidence, Carla Sinopoli explores the role and significance of craft production in the political economy of the fourteenth through seventeenth-century South Indian Vijayanagara empire. She examines a diverse range of crafts from poetry to pottery, employing evidence from her twenty years of fieldwork.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sinopoli, Carla M.
Political economy of craft production.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002041696
(OCoLC)51324002
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carla M Sinopoli
ISBN: 0511062559 9780511062551 0511071019 9780511071010 9780511489648 0511489641 9780521826136 0521826136 1280431172 9781280431173
OCLC Number: 57300121
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 354 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Tables; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: crafting empire in South India; 2 Specialized craft production: archaeological approaches; 3 The South Asian state; 4 Vijayanagara: the historical setting; 5 Vijayanagara: sources of evidence; 6 Craft products and craft producers; 7 Artisans and institutions: artisans and each other; 8 Crafting empire: conclusions; References; Index.
Responsibility: Carla M. Sinopoli.
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