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Sky blue stone : the turquoise trade in world history

Sky blue stone : the turquoise trade in world history

Author: Arash Khazeni
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: California world history library, 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book traces the journeys of a stone across the world. From its remote point of origin in the city of Nishapur in eastern Iran, turquoise was traded through India, Central Asia, and the Near East, becoming an object of imperial exchange between the Safavid, Mughal, and Ottoman empires. Along this trail unfolds the story of turquoise--a phosphate of aluminum and copper formed in rocks below the surface of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Handel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arash Khazeni
ISBN: 9780520279070 0520279077 9780520282551 0520282558
OCLC Number: 862041485
Description: xvii, 195 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: A List of illustrations --
Preface --
Introduction : The turquoise ring of the Emperor Jahangir --
1. The colored earth --
2. Turquoise, trade, and empire in early modern Eurasia --
3. The turquoise of Islam --
4. Stone from the East --
5. The other side of the world --
Epilogue : Indian stone.
Series Title: California world history library, 20.
Other Titles: Turquoise trade in world history
Responsibility: Arash Khazeni.


Traces the journeys of a stone across the world. This book recounts the origins, trade, and circulation of a natural object in the context of the history of Islamic Eurasia and global encounters  Read more...


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