The Political Economy of Craft Production: Crafting Empire in South India, C.1350-1650

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 30, 2003 - Business & Economics - 354 pages
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This work combines archaeological and historical evidence to explore the role and significance of craft production in the political economy of the fourteenth through seventeenth-century South Indian Vijayanagara empire. Carla Sinopoli examines a diverse range of crafts from poetry to pottery, employing evidence from the her 20 years of fieldwork at the Vijayanagara capital, one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world in its time. It is the most broad-ranging study of craft production in South Asia, or in any other early state empire.

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Carla M. Sinopoli is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology of the University of Michigan and Associate curator of Asian Archaeology in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Pots and Palaces: The Earthenware Ceramics of the Noblemen's Quarter of Vijayanagara (1993), Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics (1991) and co-editor of Empires: Comparative Perspectives from Archaeology and History.

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