By Felicia Gottmann
Imported from India, China, the Levant, and Persia and liked for his or her range, designs, speedy brilliant colors and advantageous weave, Asian textiles turned so renowned in France that during 1686 the country banned their import, intake and imitation. A fateful choice. This ebook tells the tale of smuggling on an enormous scale, savvy outlets and rebellious shoppers. It additionally unearths how reformers within the French management itself backed an international attempt to procure the science essential to produce such textiles and the way the vitriolic debates surrounding the eventual abolition of the ban have been one of many decisive moments within the improvement of Enlightenment monetary liberalism.
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Global Trade, Smuggling, and the Making of Economic Liberalism: Asian Textiles in France 1680-1760 (Europe's Asian Centuries) by Felicia Gottmann