Merchants and Marvels: Commerce, Science, and Art in Early Modern Europe
Pamela H. Smith, Paula FindlenISBN: 0415928168;
The beginning of global commerce in the early modern period had an enormous impact on European culture, changing the very way people perceived the world around them. Merchants and Marvels assembles essays by leading scholars of cultural history, art history, and the history of science and technology to show how ideas about the representation of nature, in both art and science, underwent a profound transformation between the age of the Renaissance and the early 1700s.
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