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Global Trade and the Transformation of Consumer Cultures The Material World Remade, C. 1500-1820

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ISBN-10: 0521141052

ISBN-13: 9780521141055

Edition: 2017

Authors: Beverly Lemire

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The oceanic explorations of the 1490s led to countless material innovations worldwide and caused profound ruptures. Beverly Lemire explores the rise of key commodities across the globe and charts how cosmopolitan consumption emerged as the most distinctive feature of material life after 1500 as people and things became ever more entangled. She shows how wider populations gained access to more new goods than ever before and, through industrious labour and smuggling, acquired goods that heightened comfort, redefined leisure and widened access to fashion. Consumption systems shaped by race and occupation also emerged. Lemire reveals how material cosmopolitanism flourished not simply in great…    
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/11/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Beverly Lemire is Professor of History and Henry Marshall Tory Chair at the University of Alberta, Canada