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Worldly goods

Author: Lisa Jardine
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 1996.
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"Worldly Goods examines the material culture of the Renaissance in all its locations, from its western borders in Christendom to its eastern ones in the Islamic Ottoman Empire. It shows how a determination to show magnificence on the part of the wealthy easily became crude competitiveness and avarice as they vied with one another to acquire rare and exotic moveable goods: paintings, tapestries, printed books,  Read more...
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Jardine, Lisa.
Worldly goods.
London : Macmillan, 1996
(OCoLC)605181742
Online version:
Jardine, Lisa.
Worldly goods.
London : Macmillan, 1996
(OCoLC)607843651
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Jardine
ISBN: 0333638107 9780333638101
OCLC Number: 35794404
Description: xxvi, 470 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Conditions for Change: Goods in Profusion --
2. The Price of Magnificence --
3. The Triumph of the Book --
4. Learning to Be Civilized --
5. New Expertise for Sale --
6. A Culture of Commodities --
7. Mapping the Heavens --
8. Conspicuous Consumption.
Responsibility: Lisa Jardine.

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"Worldly Goods examines the material culture of the Renaissance in all its locations, from its western borders in Christendom to its eastern ones in the Islamic Ottoman Empire. It shows how a determination to show magnificence on the part of the wealthy easily became crude competitiveness and avarice as they vied with one another to acquire rare and exotic moveable goods: paintings, tapestries, printed books, precious gems, brocades and damasks, bronzes and palaces. In doing so, Professor Jardine gives us both a dazzling vision of a rapidly changing world and a completely new understanding of the Renaissance."--Jacket.

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