Join Joseph Sassoon in conversation with Professor Abigail Green (Brasenose College, Oxford) for the launch of his new book, The Global Merchants: The Enterprise and Extravagance of the Sassoon Dynasty (Allen Lane, 24 Feb 2022) (9780241388648).
Thursday 24 February, 5.15-6.15pm, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library
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Joseph Sassoon opens the family archives to tell the story of one of the great business dynasties in the East of the nineteenth century.
The Sassoons were Jewish exiles from Ottoman Baghdad who forged a mercantile juggernaut from their new home in colonial Bombay.
In the process they formed a vast network of agents, informants and politicians and came to bridge East and West, culturally as well as commercially.