Luxury in global perspective objects and practices, 1600-2000

Global history is predicated on connections and exchange: how connections between far-flung people, places, and objects are forged through a variety of exchanges. As world history has matured as a field, its practitioners have found the movement of commodities between peoples, places, and time a fru...

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Other Authors: Hofmeester, Karin (Editor), Grewe, Bernd-Stefan (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Cambridge University Press 2016
Series:Studies in comparative world history
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Global history is predicated on connections and exchange: how connections between far-flung people, places, and objects are forged through a variety of exchanges. As world history has matured as a field, its practitioners have found the movement of commodities between peoples, places, and time a fruitful vehicle for research and teaching. Studies of 'bulk' items like salt, spices, coffee, and other globally-traded commodities abound, but few scholars have examined the role of luxury goods from a global perspective. This anthology charts the many different contexts in which luxury objects have been used across the globe, ranging from the social practices linked to these objects to their production, exchange, and consumption, as well as how these practices varied over time and space and how different societies attributed diverse meanings to the same objects. Using luxury goods as a conduit, Luxury in Global Perspective enriches our understanding of global history
Physical Description:xix, 322 pages digital
ISBN:9781316257913