Title
In splendid isolation' : a comparative perspective on the historiographies of the material renaissance' and the consumer revolution In splendid isolation' : a comparative perspective on the historiographies of the material renaissance' and the consumer revolution
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. History
Publication type
article
Publication
Abingdon ,
Subject
History
Source (journal)
History of retailing & consumption. - Abingdon
Volume/pages
1(2015) :2 , p. 105-124
ISSN
2373-518X
2373-5171
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Richard Goldthwaite's pioneering work on the material culture of the Italian Renaissance offered many clues for better understanding long-term changes and continuities in European patterns of consumption during the early modern period. Yet the large historiographical body on the subject of the material renaissance has largely ignored or rejected these, and has more often than not studied the field in a sort of splendid isolation. This article presents a review of some of the most important contributions to this field, and attempts to link them to the ongoing debates on early modern consumer change in the social and economic history outside of Italy.
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