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Living the Good Life [electronic resource]: Consumption in the Qing and Ottoman Empires of the Eighteenth Century

edited by Elif Akçetin, Suraiya Faroqhi
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
Language
English
Series
Rulers & Elites : Comparative Studies in Governance
Rulers & Elites
ISBN
9789004353459, 9004353453, 9789004349384, 9004349383
Summary
An exploration how consumer goods in eighteenth-century Qing and Ottoman empires furthered the expansion of social networks, the creation of alliances between rulers and regional elites, and particularly, the expression of elite, urban, and gender identities.--
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""List of Figures and Tables""; ""Notes on Editors and Contributors""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1 Setting the Stage""; ""Part 1 Dead Grandees and Their Inventories""; ""Chapter 2 Elite Objects and Private Collections in Eighteenth-Century China: A Study of Chen Huizu's Confiscated Goods""; ""Chapter 3 Ali Pasa and His Stuff: An Ottoman Household in Istanbul and Van""; ""Chapter 4 Cutting a Fine Figure among Pots and Pans: Aghas of the Sultan's Harem in the Eighteenth Century""
  • ""Chapter 5 Challenging the Paradigm of the Tulip Age: The Consumer Behavior of Nevsehirli Damad Ä°brahim Pasa and His Household""; ""Part 2 Urban Life: Generating a Self-Image through Textiles, Pictures, and Buildings""; ""Chapter 6 Furnishing the Home in Qing Yangzhou: A Case for Rethinking "Consumer Constraint""; ""Chapter 7 A Preliminary Study of Local Consumption in the Qianlong Reign (1736-1796): The Case of Ba County in Sichuan Province""; ""Chapter 8 Women, Wealth and Textiles in 1730s Bursa""; ""Chapter 9 Consuming Luxurious and Exotic Goods in Damascus around 1700""
  • ""Part 3 Food Culture""""Chapter 10 From Artichoke to Corn: New Fruits and Vegetables in the Istanbul Market (Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries)""; ""Chapter 11 Food and China's World of Goods in the Long Eighteenth Century""; ""Chapter 12 Of Feasts and Feudatories: The Politics of Commensal Consumption at the Early Kangxi Court""; ""Part 4 Materials: Precious and Modest, Luxuries and Necessities""; ""Chapter 13 Brass Consumption in the Qing Empire""; ""Chapter 14 Consumption as Knowledge: Pawnbrokers in Qing China Appraise Furs""
  • ""Chapter 15 Consuming and Possessing Things on Paper: Examples from Late Imperial China's Natural Studies""; ""Chapter 16 Diamonds Are a Vizier's Best Friends or: Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa's Jewelry Assets""; ""Chapter 17 Of Bricks and Tiles: The History of a Local Industry in the Area of MÃơrefte (Thrace)""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chinese Character Glossary""; ""Bibliography""
Description
1 online resource (xviii, 573 pages).
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
Rulers & elites : comparative studies in governance, 2211-4610 ; volume 13
Rulers & elites ; v. 13. 2211-4610
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