Worldly goods: a new history of the Renaissance

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Nan A. Talese,
Pub. Date:
c1996.
Language:
English
Description
In this provocative and wholly absorbing work, Lisa Jardine offers a radical interpretation of the Renaissance, arguing that the creation of culture during that time was inextricably tied to the creation of wealth -- that the expansion of commerce spurred the expansion of thought. As Jardine boldly states, "The seeds of our own exuberant multiculturalism and bravura consumerism were planted in the European Renaissance." While Europe's royalty and merchants competed with each other to acquire works of art, vicious commercial battles were being fought over who should control the centers for trade around the globe. Jardine encompasses Renaissance culture from its western borders in Christendom to its eastern reaches in the Islamic Ottoman Empire, bringing this opulent epoch to life in all its material splendor and competitive acquisitiveness. "A savvy, street-smart history of the Renaissance."--Dan Cryer, Newsday "Jardine's lively book is specific and down-to-earth. A particularly fascinating section recalls how books suddenly ceased to be principally collector's items or aids to scholars and became the sixteenth century's Internet, dispensing fact and fancy to high and low."--The New Yorker
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780393318661
9780385476843
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID45ff8836-ca68-4b06-5a22-e4a961f0ba5c
Grouping Titleworldly goods a new history of the renaissance
Grouping Authorjardine lisa
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-06-05 04:17:15AM
Last Indexed2019-10-23 04:28:37AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorJardine, Lisa.
author_displayJardine, Lisa
available_at_santafeMain Library
Oliver La Farge Branch
detailed_location_santafeLa Farge
Main
display_descriptionThe 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.
format_category_santafeBooks
format_santafeBook
id45ff8836-ca68-4b06-5a22-e4a961f0ba5c
isbn9780385476843
9780393318661
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b1148844x.i19897509La Farge940.21 Jar1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*lf
ils:.b1148844x.i12748638Main940.21 Jar1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*mn
itype_santafeRegular Circ
last_indexed2019-10-23T10:28:37.932Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe940.21 Jar
owning_library_santafeSanta Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafeMain Library
Oliver La Farge Branch
primary_isbn9780393318661
publishDate1996
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b1148844xBookBooksEnglishNan A. Talese, c1996.xxvi, 470 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b1148844x.i19897509On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b1148844x.i12748638On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetEconomic history -- 15th century
Economic history -- 16th century
Renaissance
title_displayWorldly goods : a new history of the Renaissance
title_fullWorldly goods : a new history of the Renaissance / Lisa Jardine
title_shortWorldly goods
title_suba new history of the Renaissance
topic_facetEconomic history
Renaissance