Early Modern Things Objects and Their Histories, 1500-1800
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Description: What can we learn about the past by studying things? How does the meaning of things, and our relationship to them, change over time? This fascinating collection taps a rich vein of recent scholarship to explore a variety of approaches to the material culture of the early modern world (c.1450-1750). From Ming dynasty China to Georgian England, and from Ottoman Egypt to Spanish America, the authors provide a generous set of examples in how to study the circulation, use, consumption and, most fundamentally, the nature of things themselves. Drawing on a broad range of disciplinary perspectives, Early Modern Thingssupplies fresh and provocative insights into how objects – ordinary and extraordinary, secular and sacred, natural and man-made – came to define some of the key developments of the early modern world.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/30/2013
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|List of figures|
|List of tables|
|Illustration sources and permissions|
|Early modern things: objects in motion, 1500-1800|
|The ambiguity of things|
|Surface tension: objectifying ginseng in Chinese early modernity|
|Going to the birds: animals as things and beings in early modernity|
|The restless clock|
|Stil-staende dingen: picturing objects in the Dutch Golden Age|
|'Things seen and unseen': The material culture of early modern inventories and their representation of domestic interiors|
|Costume and character in the Ottoman Empire: dress as social agent in Nicolay's Navigations|
|Making things: techniques and books in early modern Europe|
|Capricious demands: artisanal goods, business strategies, and consumer behavior in seventeenth-century Florence|
|Empires of things|
|Locating rhubarb: early modernity's relevant obscurity|
|The world in a shilling: silver coins and the challenge of political economy in the early modern Atlantic world|
|Anatolian timber and Egyptian grain: things that made the Ottoman Empire|
|The Tokugawa storehouse: Ieyasu's encounters with things|
|Porcelain for the poor: the material culture of tea and coffee consumption in eighteenth-century Amsterdam|
|Fashioning difference in Georgian England: furniture for him and for her|
|Epilogue: the power of things|
|Denaturalizing things: a comment|
|Something new: a comment|
|Identities through things: a comment|