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Trading Islamic artworks in seventeenth-century Italy: The case of the Cospi museum

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This essay analyses the influence exerted by mercantile practices on the perception of Islamic artefacts in seventeenth- century Italy. It demonstrates that merchants importing collectibles directly from the Islamic world to Italy also brought information concerning the objects themselves, their cultural backgrounds, and the peoples from whom they originated. At the same time, it establishes that the acquisition of Islamic collectibles outside these Mediterranean trading networks severed the ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
History of Science Museum
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6324-0069

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Publisher:
Gingko Library Publisher's website
Host title:
The mercantile effect : Art and exchange in the Islamicate world during the 17th and 18th centuries
Place of publication:
London
Publication date:
2018-02-01
ISBN-10:
1909942103
ISBN-13:
9781909942103
Language:
English
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Chapter
Pubs id:
1116117
Local pid:
pubs:1116117
Deposit date:
2020-07-03

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