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Title:
Early modern things : objects and their histories, 1500-1800
Author:
edited by Paula Findlen.
ISBN:
9780415520508

9780415520515
Publication Information:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
Physical Description:
xxiv, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents:
Early

modern

things:

objects

in

motion,

1500-1800


Paula

Findlen

--

Surface

tension:

objectifying

ginseng

Chinese

modernity

Carla

Nappi

Going

to

the

birds:

animals

as

things

and

beings

Marcy

Norton

restless

clock

Jessica

Riskin

Still-staende

dingen:

picturing

Dutch

Golden

Age

Julie

Hochstrasser

'Things

seen

unseen':

material

culture

of

inventories

their

representation

domestic

interiors

Giorgio

Riello

Costume

character

Ottoman

Empire:

dress

social

agent

Nicolay's

Navigations

Chandra

Mukerji

Making

techniques

books

Europe

Pamela

H.

Smith

Capricious

demands:

artisanal

goods,

business

strategies,

consumer

behavior

seventeenth-century

Florence

Corey

Tazzara

Locating

rhubarb:

modernity's

relevant

obscurity

Erika

Monahan

world

a

shilling:

silver

coins

challenge

political

economy

Atlantic

Mark

A.

Peterson

Anatolian

timber

Egyptian

grain:

that

made

Empire

Alan

Mikhail

--The

Tokugawa

storehouse:

Ieyasu's

encounters

with

Morgan

Pitelka

Porcelain

for

poor:

tea

coffee

consumption

eighteenth-century

Amsterdam

Anne

E.C.

McCants

Fashioning

difference

Georgian

England:

furniture

him

her

Amanda

Vickery

Denaturalizing

comment

Renata

Ago

Something

new:

Timothy

Brook

Identities

through

Erin

K.

Lichtenstein.
Abstract:
"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.1500-1800). Divided into six parts this book explores; the ambiguity of things, representing things, making things, empires of things, consuming things and lastly the power of things. Spanning across the early modern world, 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 and lavishly illustrated, Early Modern Things supplies 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. This book will be essential reading for all those interested in the early modern world."--Provided by publisher.
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Bibliographical References:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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npmlib 南院 10721081 GN406 E34 stc
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