The Resource Worldly goods : a new history of the Renaissance, Lisa Jardine

Worldly goods : a new history of the Renaissance, Lisa Jardine

Label
Worldly goods : a new history of the Renaissance
Title
Worldly goods
Title remainder
a new history of the Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Jardine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The flowering of civilization, the rebirth of classical scholarship, and the emergence of some of the greatest artists and thinkers the world has known: this is the traditional view of the Renaissance. In this lively, provocative, and wholly absorbing new book, Lisa Jardine offers a radical new interpretation, arguing that the creation of culture during the Renaissance was inextricably tied to the creation of wealth - that the expansion of commerce spurred the expansion of thought
  • While Europe's crowned heads and merchant entrepreneurs competed with each other to acquire works of art from the leading artists of the day, vicious commercial battles were being fought over silks and spices, and over who should control the centers for international trade around the globe. The rapidly growing market for printed books - a new commodity seized upon with equal enthusiasm by investors and consumers - disseminated the "new learning" via publishing houses and printing presses across Europe, stimulating the evolution of the European intellectual tradition as much by accident as by design. Bringing this opulent epoch to life in all its material splendor and competitive acquisitiveness, Lisa Jardine examines Renaissance culture from its western borders in Christendom to its eastern reaches in the Islamic Ottoman Empire
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jardine, Lisa
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CB361
LC item number
.J35 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Renaissance
  • Economic history
  • Economic history
  • Renaissance
  • Histoire économique
  • Histoire économique
  • Economic history
  • Renaissance
Label
Worldly goods : a new history of the Renaissance, Lisa Jardine
Link
https://archive.org/details/worldlygoodsnewh00jard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-452) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 470 pages
Isbn
9780385476843
Lccn
96008710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34704896
  • (OCoLC)ocm34704896
Label
Worldly goods : a new history of the Renaissance, Lisa Jardine
Link
https://archive.org/details/worldlygoodsnewh00jard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-452) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 470 pages
Isbn
9780385476843
Lccn
96008710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34704896
  • (OCoLC)ocm34704896

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