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    Global Interests: The Material Culture of Early Modern Europe (Picturing History Series) (Hardback) By (author) Jerry Brotton, By (author) Lisa Jardine

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    DescriptionIn this groundbreaking, highly provocative examination of the Renaissance, Jerry Brotton and Lisa Jardine raise questions about the formation of cultural identity in Western Europe. Through an analysis of the circulation of art and luxury objects, the authors challenge the view that Renaissance culture defined itself in large part against an exotic, dangerous, always marginal East. Featuring more than seventy illustrations, including many in color and some published for the first time, their book provides fascinating insights into the works of Pisanello, Leonardo, Durer, Holbein, and Titian. Global Interests explores the trade in portrait medals, tapestries, and equestrian art, all items that Brotton and Jardine demonstrate were markers of power and influence in both the West and the East. The authors reveal that this trade represented a remarkably equal exchange between Renaissance Europe and the Ottoman East. Their findings lead them to argue that the East, and in particular the Ottoman Empire of Mehmet the Conqueror and Suleiman the Magnificent, was not the antithetical "other" to the emergence of a Western European identity in the sixteenth century. Instead, Paris, Venice, and London were linked with Istanbul and the East through networks of shared political and commercial interests. By showing that the traditional view of Renaissance culture is misleading, the authors offer a more truly global understanding of historical experience."

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    Global Interests
    The Material Culture of Early Modern Europe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jerry Brotton, By (author) Lisa Jardine
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 697 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801438080
    ISBN 10: 080143808X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
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    B&T General Subject: 431
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    DC22: 940.21
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/16CNTY
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037020
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    DC22: 940.2/1
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    BISAC V2.8: ART015080
    DC21: 709.031
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    LC classification: CB361 .J34 2000
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    Thema V1.0: AGA, NH
    Illustrations note
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2000
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    Review quote
    "Lisa Jardine and Jerry Brotton examine the design and circulation of portrait medals, tapestries, and equestrian art in order to identify areas of cultural exchange between East and West in the Renaissance." Mary E. Bergstein, Rhode Island School of Design. Renaissance Quarterly."