Silk Unraveled

Author: Marjorie Senechal
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Silk Unraveled from the Author: Marjorie Senechal.


Author: Berit Hildebrandt
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
ISBN: 1785702823
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Silk from the Author: Berit Hildebrandt. "Already in Greek and Roman antiquity a vibrant series of exchange relationships existed between the Mediterranean regions and China, including the Indian subcontinents along well-defined routes we call the Silk Roads. Among the many goods that found their way from East to West and vice versa were glass, wine, spices, metals like iron, precious stones as well as textile raw materials and fabrics and silk, a luxury item that was in great demand in the Roman Empire. These collected papers connect research from different areas and disciplines dealing with exchange along the Silk Roads. These historical, philological and archaeological contributions highlight silk as a commodity, gift and tribute, and as a status symbol in varying cultural and chronological contexts between East and West, including technological aspects of silk production. The main period concerns Rome and China in antiquity, ending in the late fifth century CE, with the Roman Empire being transformed into the Byzantine Empire, while the Chinese chronology covers the Han dynasty, the Three Kingdoms, the Western and Eastern Jin and Sixteen Kingdoms, ending in 420 CE. In addition, both earlier and later epochs are also considered in order to gather an understanding of developments and changes in long-distance and longer-term relations that involved silk."

The Modern Middle East

Author: Albert Hourani
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520082410
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The Modern Middle East from the Author: Albert Hourani. This valuable collection of essays brings leading Middle Eastern scholars together in one volume and provides an unparalleled view of the modern Middle East. Covering two centuries of change, from 1789 to the present, the selection is carefully designed for students and is the only available text of its kind. It will also appeal to anyone with a general interest in the Middle East. The book is divided into four sections: Reforming Elites and Changing Relations with Europe, 1789-1918; Transformations in Society and Economy, 1789-1918; The Construction of Nationalist Ideologies and Politics up to the 1950s; and The Middle East since the Second World War.

Women In Middle Eastern History

Author: Nikki R. Keddie
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300157460
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Women In Middle Eastern History from the Author: Nikki R. Keddie. This history of Middle Eastern women is the first to survey gender relations in the Middle East from the earliest Islamic period to the present. Outstanding scholars analyze a rich array of sources ranging from histories, biographical dictionaries, law books, prescriptive treatises, and archival records, to the Traditions (hadith) of the Prophet and imaginative works like the Thousand and One Nights, to modern writings by Middle Eastern women and by Western writers. They show that gender boundaries in the Middle East have been neither fixed nor immutable: changes in family patterns, religious rituals, socio-economic necessity, myth and ideology—and not least, women’s attitudes—have expanded or circumscribed women’s roles and behavior through the ages.

American Phoenix

Author: Sarah S. Kilborne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451671792
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American Phoenix from the Author: Sarah S. Kilborne. Traces the rise, fall, and improbable comeback of a leading founder of the American silk industry, looking at how his knowledge and business acumen helped him establish a successful silk mill, and later rebuild after a disastrous flood.

Silk Unraveled

Author: Lorna Moffat
ISBN: 9780964120105
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Silk Unraveled from the Author: Lorna Moffat. A collection of 14 projects, including pillows, quilts, vest, kimono, bags, curtain, and table runner.

The Biography Of Silk

Author: Carrie Gleason
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778724872
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The Biography Of Silk from the Author: Carrie Gleason. "Discusses the history of silk, how it is made, and how it is used."--From source other than the Library of Congress


Author: Courtney Milan
Publisher: Courtney Milan
ISBN: 193724802X
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Unraveled from the Author: Courtney Milan. From New York Times bestselling author Courtney Milan... Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past--secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm's length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom... Miranda Darling isn't in trouble...yet. But she's close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction. And yet no matter how forbidding the man seems on the outside, she can't bring herself to leave. Instead, when he tries to push her away, she pushes right back--straight through his famous self-control and into the heart of the passion that he has long hidden away... Unraveled is a full length novel at 95,000 words.

A Mediterranean Society Economic Foundations

Author: S. D. Goitein
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520221581
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A Mediterranean Society Economic Foundations from the Author: S. D. Goitein. "One of the best comprehensive histories of a culture in this century."--Amos Funkenstein, Stanford University