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Vermeer's Hat

Vermeer's Hat
The seventeenth century and the dawn of the global world

by Timothy Brook

  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 2010-07-09
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 1847652549
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In one painting, a Dutch military officer leans toward a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. In a third, fruit spills from a porcelain bowl onto a Turkish carpet. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver fur, which European explorers got from Native Americans in exchange for weapons. Beaver pelts, in turn, financed the voyages of sailors seeking new routes to China. There - with silver mined in Peru - Europeans would purchase, by the thousands, the porcelain so often shown in Dutch paintings of this time. Vermeer's haunting images hint at the stories behind these exquisitely rendered moments. As Timothy Brook shows us in Vermeer's Hat, these pictures, which seem so intimate, actually open doors onto a rapidly expanding world.

Creative Presence

Creative Presence
Settler Colonialism, Indigenous Self-determination and Decolonial Artwork

by Emily Merson

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1785523228
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book contributes a transnational feminist intersectional analysis of artwork as a powerful force in world politics and argues that contemporary artwork is a site of knowledge production that provides vital insights for scholars of world politics"--

Joinedup History

Joinedup History
New Directions in History Education Research

by Arthur Chapman,Arie Wilschut

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2015-08-01
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN : 1681230348
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Debates about the identity of school history and about the nature and purpose of the learning that does, can and should take place in history classrooms continue in many countries around the world. At issue, in many of these debates, beyond the concerns about history and national identity, are often unaddressed questions about the role and interrelationship of historical knowledge and historical understanding in historical learning. Research on historical thinking is ongoing and a complex tradition of enquiry has developed across national borders in the last 30 years, focusing, in particular on developing students understanding of historical metaconcepts such as ‘evidence’ and ‘causation’. There has been comparatively little focus, however, on the historical content that students study, on how they study it and on how mastery of historical content contributes to students overall picture of a historical past. This volume gathers together recent research and theorising from around the world on key issues central to historical learning and instruction. What sense do students make of the history that they are taught? Are students able to organise historical knowledge in order to form large scale representations of the past and what difficulties can children face in doing so? What are the relationships that obtain between history as an academic discipline, as practised in universities, and history as a subject taught in schools? What can research tell us about the effects of instructional strategies that aim to help students ‘join up’ what they learn in class into meaningful historical knowledge and understanding?

The Literary Review

The Literary Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tribune

Tribune
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Freeman

The Freeman
Ideas on Liberty

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Let's See

Let's See
Writings on Art from the New Yorker

by Peter Schjeldahl

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This title allows the reader access behind the scenes of the art world, with profiles of leading figures such as the gallerist Marian Goodman, and accounts of visits to artists' studios.

Mr Selden's Map of China

Mr Selden's Map of China
The Spice Trade, a Lost Chart and the South China Sea

by Timothy Brook

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-02-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781781250396
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1659, a vast and unusual map of China arrived in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. It was bequeathed by John Selden, a London business lawyer, political activist, former convict, MP and the city's first Orientalist scholar. Largely ignored, it remained in the bowels of the library, until called up by an inquisitive reader. When Timothy Brook saw it in 2009, he realised that the Selden Map was 'a puzzle that had to be solved': an exceptional artefact, so unsettlingly modern-looking it could almost be a forgery. But it was genuine, and what it has to tell us is astonishing. It shows China, not cut off from the world, but a participant in the embryonic networks of global trade that fuelled the rise of Europe - and which now power China's ascent. And it raises as many question as it answers: how did John Selden acquire it? Where did it come from? Who re-imagined the world in this way? And most importantly - what can it tell us about the world at that time?Brook, like a cartographic detective, has provided answers - including a surprising last-minute revelation of authorship. From the Gobi Desert to the Philippines, from Java to Tibet and into China itself, Brook uses the map (actually a schematic representation of China's relation to astrological heaven) to tease out the varied elements that defined this crucial period in China's history.

Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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2007 Guide to Literary Agents

2007 Guide to Literary Agents
A Book

by Joanna Masterson

  • Publisher : Writers Digest Books
  • Release : 2006-07-21
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781582974323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada

Digital Talking Books Plus

Digital Talking Books Plus
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Comparative Early Modernities

Comparative Early Modernities
1100-1800

by David Porter

  • Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
  • Release : 2012-09-14
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Recent historical scholarship has shown the way towards a geographically capacious conception of the early modern world. Featuring essays by nine leading scholars of early modern Asia and Europe, Comparative Early Modernities casts aside the legacies of European exceptionalism to reveal the interconnected multiplicity of the early modern world and of the variety of unexpected pathways linking these histories to the evolving modernities of the 21st century. In their fresh and provocative examinations of topics in literature, philosophy, art history, and political economy, the authors transform our understanding of global early modernity and reassess the theoretical and methodological premises of comparative historical studies.

Great State

Great State
China and the World

by Timothy Brook

  • Publisher : Harper Paperbacks
  • Release : 2021-09-28
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780062950994
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The world-renowned scholar and author of Vermeer's Hat does for China what Mary Beard did for Rome in SPQR: Timothy Brook analyzes the last eight centuries of China's relationship with the world in this magnificent history that brings together accounts from civil servants, horse traders, spiritual leaders, explorers, pirates, emperors, migrant workers, invaders, visionaries, and traitors--creating a multifaceted portrait of this highly misunderstood nation. China is one of the oldest states in the world. It achieved its approximate current borders with the Ascendancy of the Yuan dynasty in the thirteenth century, and despite the passing of one Imperial dynasty to the next, has maintained them for the eight centuries since. China remained China through the Ming, the Qing, the Republic, the Occupation, and Communism. But despite the desires of some of the most powerful people in the Great State through the ages, China has never been alone in the world. It has had to contend with invaders as well as foreign traders and imperialists. Its rulers for the majority of the last eight centuries have not been Chinese. China became a mega-state not by conquering others, Timothy Brook contends, but rather by being conquered by others and then claiming right of succession to the empires of those Great States. What the Mongols and Manchu ruling families wrought, the Chinese ruling families of the Ming, the Republic, and the People's Republic, have perpetuated. Yet a contemporary Chinese idea of a 'fatherland' that is, and always has been, completely and naturally Chinese persists. Brook argues that China, like everywhere, is the outcome of history, and like every state, rests on its capacities to conquer and suppress. In The Great State, Brook examines China's relationship with the world at large for the first time, from the Yuan through to the present, by following the stories of ordinary and extraordinary people navigating the spaces where China met, and continues to meet, the world. The Great State includes black-and-white photos throughout.

Choice

Choice
Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Civil Society in China

Civil Society in China
A Book

by Timothy Brook,B. Michael Frolic

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-03-04
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1317474376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The concept of civil society was borrowed from 18th-century Europe to provide a framework for understanding the transition to post-authoritarian regimes in Latin America and post-communist regimes elsewhere. This book asks whether this concept is useful for analyzing China.

Guide to Literary Agents

Guide to Literary Agents
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Spectator

The Spectator
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008-07
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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2008 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

2008 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market
A Book

by Lauren Mosko

  • Publisher : Writers Digest Books
  • Release : 2007-08-20
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9781582974989
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing

2007 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

2007 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market
A Book

by Lauren Mosko

  • Publisher : Writers Digest Books
  • Release : 2006-07-21
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9781582974309
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing

Delft Masters, Vermeer's Contemporaries

Delft Masters, Vermeer's Contemporaries
Illusionism Through the Conquest of Light and Space

by Michiel Kersten,Daniëlle H. A. C. Lokin,Michiel Plomp

  • Publisher : W Books
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9789040098284
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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