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The courts of the Deccan sultanates : living well in the Persian cosmopolis / Emma J. Flatt.

Author/creator Flatt, Emma J. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionxix, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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 noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2019008715
ISBN1108481930 hardcover alkaline paper

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