The Spinning World

A Global History of Cotton Textiles, 1200-1850
Author(s): 
Riello, Giorgio
Author(s): 
Parthasarathi, Prasannan
ISBN: 
9780199559442
Date published: 
May 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£75.00

This collection of essays examines the history of cotton textiles at a global level over the period 1200-1850. It provides new answers to two questions: what is it about cotton that made it the paradigmatic first global commodity? And second, why did cotton industries in different parts of the world follow different paths of development?