The courts of the Deccan sultanates : living well in the Persian cosmopolis / Emma J. Flatt.
Flatt, Emma J. author.
|Format||Book and Print|
|Publication Info||Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.|
|Description||xix, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm|
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|Contents||Introduction: Cosmopolitanism, courtliness and ethics in the Deccani sultanates -- Courtly disposition -- Networks, patrons and friends -- Courts, merchants and commodities -- Scribal skills -- Esoteric skills -- Martial skills.|
|Abstract||"The Courts of the Deccan Sultanates In the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, courtliness was crucial to the political and cultural life of the Deccan. Divided between six states competing for territory, resources, and skills, the medieval and early modern Deccan was a region of striking ethnic, linguistic, and religious diversity. People used multi-faceted trans-regional networks--mercantile, kinship, friendship and intellectual--to move across the Persian-speaking world and to find employment at the Deccan courts"-- Provided by publisher.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|ISBN||1108481930 hardcover alkaline paper|