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Luxury in global perspective : objects and practices, 1600-2000 / edited by Bernd-Stefan Grewe (University of Education, Freiburg), Karin Hofmeester (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam).

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
xix, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series:
Studies in comparative world history. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9781107108325 (hardcover)
  • 1107108322 (hardcover)
LCCN:
2016009407
OCLC:
930258156
Editor:
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