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Author Grehan, James.

Title Everyday life & consumer culture in 18th-century Damascus / James Grehan.

Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2007.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 320 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Publications on the Near East
Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents City & environment -- Bread & survival -- Luxury & variety: everyday food -- Luxury & variety: everyday drink -- Domestic space -- Fashion & deportment -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Major articles of furniture -- Appendix B. Major utensils for cooking and eating -- Appendix C. Major articles of clothing.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-306) and index.
Summary "In assessing the magnitude of social change in modern times, we have few benchmarks from the period preceding the onset of modernity in the nineteenth century. This informative study will make possible more precise cultural and economic comparisons between different parts of the world as it stood on the brink of a radically new economic and political order. The book's focus on a little-examined period and region will appeal to scholars and students of urban social history and Arab popular culture."--Jacket.
Language notes English.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Consumers -- Syria -- Damascus -- History -- 18th century.
Damascus (Syria) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Damascus (Syria) -- Economic conditions -- 18th century.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Everyday life and consumer culture in eighteenth-century Damascus
ISBN 9780295801636 (electronic bk.)
0295801638 (electronic bk.)