Global Trade, Smuggling, and the Making of Economic Liberalism: Asian Textiles in France 1680-1760

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Imported from India, China, the Levant, and Persia and appreciated for their diversity, designs, fast bright colours and fine weave, Asian textiles became so popular in France that in 1686 the state banned their import, consumption and imitation. A fateful decision. This book tells the story of smuggling on a vast scale, savvy retailers and rebellious consumers. It also reveals how reformers in the French administration itself sponsored a global effort to acquire the technological know-how necessary to produce such textiles ...

Global Trade, Smuggling, and the Making of Economic Liberalism: Asian Textiles in France 1680-1760 2016, Palgrave MacMillan, London

ISBN-13: 9781137444875

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Global Trade, Smuggling, and the Making of Economic Liberalism: Asian Textiles in France 1680-1760 2016, Palgrave MacMillan, London

ISBN-13: 9781349684717

2016 edition

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