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The Resource Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires, Kris Lane

Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires, Kris Lane

Label
Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires
Title
Colour of paradise
Title remainder
the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires
Statement of responsibility
Kris Lane
Title variation
Color of paradise
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the Mughals, Ottomans, and Safavids green was, as it remains for all Muslims, the color of Paradise, reserved for the Prophet Muhammad and his descendants. Tapping a wide range of sources, Kris Lane traces the complex web of global trading networks that funneled emeralds from backland South America to populous Asian capitals between the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries. Lane reveals the bloody conquest wars and forced labor regimes that accompanied their production. It is a story of trade, but also of transformations, how members of profoundly different societies at opposite ends of the globe assigned value to a few thousand pounds of imperfectly shiny green rocks
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lane, Kris E.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emeralds
  • Emeralds
  • Inquisition
  • Inquisition
  • HISTORY
  • Emeralds
  • Inquisition
  • Colombia
  • Portugal
  • Spain
Label
Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires, Kris Lane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sacred origins -- Conquistadors -- Emerald city -- Empires and inquisitors -- Globetrotters -- Emeralds of the shahs -- Tax dodgers and smugglers -- Twilight of imperial emeralds -- Postscript: from British adventurers to today's Esmeralderos
Control code
ocn808346482
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300164701
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1145kr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346482
Label
Colour of paradise : the emerald in the age of gunpowder empires, Kris Lane
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sacred origins -- Conquistadors -- Emerald city -- Empires and inquisitors -- Globetrotters -- Emeralds of the shahs -- Tax dodgers and smugglers -- Twilight of imperial emeralds -- Postscript: from British adventurers to today's Esmeralderos
Control code
ocn808346482
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300164701
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1145kr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346482

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