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Early Modern Things: Objects and their Histories, 1500–1800


I: The Ambiguity of ThingsSurface Tension: Objectifying Ginseng in Chinese Early ModernityGoing to the Birds: Animals as Things and Beings in Early ModernityThe Restless ClockII: Representing ThingsStil-Staende Dingen: Picturing Objects in the Dutch Golden Age‘Things Seen and Unseen’: The Material Culture of Early Modern Inventories and their Representation of Domestic InteriorsCostume and Character in the Ottoman Empire: Dress as Social Agent in Nicolay’s NavigationsIII: Making ThingsMaking Things: Techniques and Books in Early Modern EuropeCapricious Demands: Artisanal Goods, Business Strategies, and Consumer Behavior in Seventeenth-century FlorenceIV: Encountering ThingsCatalogical Encounters: Worldmaking in Early Modern Cabinets of CuriositiesUnruly Objects: Baroque Fantasies and Early Modern RealitiesThe Taste of Others: Finery, The Slave Trade, and Africa’s Place in the Traffic in Early Modern ThingsV: Empires of ThingsLocating Rhubarb: Early Modernity’s Relevant ObscurityThe World in a Shilling: Silver Coins and The Challenge of Political Economy in The Early Modern Atlantic WorldAnatolian Timber and Egyptian Grain: Things That Made The Ottoman EmpireVI: Consuming ThingsThe Tokugawa Storehouse: Ieyasu’s Encounters With ThingsPorcelain For The Poor: The Material Culture of Tea and Coffee Consumption in Eighteenth-Century AmsterdamFashioning Difference in Georgian England: Furniture For Him and For HerVII: Epilogue: The Power of ThingsDenaturalizing Things: A CommentSomething New: A CommentIdentities Through Things: A Comment
 
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