Everyday Life and Consumer Culture in Eighteenth-Century Damascus (Google eBook)
Draws on court records and the city's dazzling literary tradition to explore the material culture of premodern Damascus and provides an unusual and intimate account of the choices, constraints, and compromises that defined consumer behavior.
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