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The Spinning World

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Introduction: Cotton Textiles in Global History ; PART I. WORLD AREAS OF COTTON TEXTILE MANUFACTURING ; 1. Cotton Textiles in the Indian Subcontinent, 1200-1800 ; 2. The Resistant Fibre: Cotton Textiles in Imperial China ; 3. The First European Cotton Industry: Italy and Germany, 1100-1800 ; 4. Ottoman Cotton Textiles: The Story of a Success that did not Last, 1500-1800 ; 5. 'Guinea Cloth': Cotton Textiles in West Africa before and during the Atlantic Slave Trade ; 6. The Production of Cotton Textiles in Early Modern Southeast Asia ; PART II. GLOBAL TRADE AND CONSUMPTION OF COTTON TEXTILES ; 7. Indian Textiles in the Indian Ocean in the Early Modern Period ; 8. Awash in a Sea of Cloth: South Asian Merchants, Cloth and Consumption in the Indian Ocean, 1300-1800 ; 9. Japan Indianised: The Material Culture of Imported Textiles in Japan, 1550-1850 ; 10. Revising the Historical Narrative: India, Europe and the Cotton Trade ; 11. Cottons Consumption in the Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century North Atlantic ; 12. Fashion, Race and Cotton Textiles in Colonial Spanish America ; 13. The Globalization of Cotton Textiles: Indian Cottons, Europe and the Atlantic World, 1600-1850 ; PART III. COTTON REVOLUTIONS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES IN EUROPE AND ASIA ; 14. The Birth of a New European Industry: L'Indiennage in Seventeenth-Century Marseilles ; 15. What were Cottons for in the Industrial Revolution? ; 16. The Limits of Wool and the Potential of Cotton in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries ; 17. The Geopolitics of a Global Industry: Eurasian Divergence and the Mechanisation of Cotton Textile Production in England ; 18. Cotton and the Peasant Economy: A Foreign Fibre in Early Modern Japan ; 19. Involution and Chinese Cotton Textile Production: Songjiang in the Late-Eighteenth and Early-Nineteenth Centuries ; 20. Decline in Three Keys: Indian Cotton Manufacturing from the Late Eighteenth Century


...a collection of essays of high factual value and close scrutiny of process, its revisionism lying in its world-ranging approach to a subject which has largely been viewed from a Western perspective. * Jane Jakeman, Times Literary Supplement * Review from previous edition A must-have for any academic libraryand a required resource for any textile historian. * The Textile Society *

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