Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume 2: A Century of Wonder, by Donald F. Lach PDF

By Donald F. Lach

ISBN-10: 0226467104

ISBN-13: 9780226467108

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This is the second one quantity in a chain that strains, century via century, the position of Asia within the making of Europe.

The upward thrust to global dominance of the Western international locations nowa days and the fast commercial progress of the West, which outpaced the East in technical and army achievements, have resulted in a old eclipse of the traditional and superb cultures of Asia.

Historican Donald F. Lach, in his influential scholarly paintings, Asia within the Making of Europe, issues out that an eclipse is rarely everlasting, that this one was once by no means overall, and that there has been a interval in early glossy instances whilst Asia and Europe have been shut opponents in brilliance and mutual impression.

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At. (Do 10), pp. P-43. Germany and Austria already seen, was eager to acquire as many examples of the "subde ingenia" of foreign craftsmen and artists as he could find. The Habsburgs of the prediscovery era were more interested in collecting native historical mementos than foreign curiosa or the antiquities of Greece and Rome. Each royal establishment in the first half or the sixteenth century had its own treasury. Maximilian I, the earliest Habsburg patron of the arts, had a stronger interest than his predecesson in the collection of curiosa and contemporary art.

19 Under its covered galleries the prospective buyer could shop in all kinds of weather for porcelains, jewels, gold and silverware, exotic woods, and textiles from the East. ZO By IS80 six shops in this street specialized in selling fine porcelains of various types,ZI for the king had declared in 1522 that ships returning from India might carry porcelain as one-third of their total cargo. u Porcelain was but one of the items sold commercially on the Rua Nova. Eight hundred cases of Asiatic goods passed through the Casa da India in IS52, and these did not include the precious stones, porcelains, high quality amber, and bedspreads also imported.

19 Under its covered galleries the prospective buyer could shop in all kinds of weather for porcelains, jewels, gold and silverware, exotic woods, and textiles from the East. ZO By IS80 six shops in this street specialized in selling fine porcelains of various types,ZI for the king had declared in 1522 that ships returning from India might carry porcelain as one-third of their total cargo. u Porcelain was but one of the items sold commercially on the Rua Nova. Eight hundred cases of Asiatic goods passed through the Casa da India in IS52, and these did not include the precious stones, porcelains, high quality amber, and bedspreads also imported.

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