Author:Giorgio Riello & Prasannan Parthasarathi (Eds.)

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The Spinning World : A Global History of Cotton Textiles 1200-1850

By: Giorgio Riello & Prasannan Parthasarathi (Eds.)

Price: $65.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2012

Seller ID: 701629

ISBN: 9789380607290

Condition: New


Eric Hobsbawm famously wrote, 'Whoever says Industrial Revolution says cotton.' The modern history of cotton textile is well known, and cotton's contribution to industrialization processes around the world much appreciated. However, the medieval and early modern antecedents of this produce are far less clear, and so the purpose of this collection of essays is to explore the pre-modern history of cotton. To explore the nature of this history, and the importance of the Indian subcontinent, whose cotton goods traversed the world and which lay at the centre of a vast worldwide trading system, requ... View more info