Vermeer 's Hat : The Seventeenth Century And The Dawn Of The Global World

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Book Review: Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and The Dawn of The Global World—What Made China Trade and Globalization Progression Declining from the View of Overseas Trade
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Presented to the course
Economics 2199G taught by
Professor Adam Bohnet in the term of spring 2015

King 's University College at Western University

Book Review: Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth century and the dawn of the global world—what made China trade and globalization progression declining from the view of overseas trade
Review from Timothy’s Book
The unique way of describing the graphics about global trading in seventeenth century by Timothy Brook in the book Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and The Dawn of The Global World indeed bring a new and vivid view of art and history, so fresh and interesting, makes me like being in the world of that “age of discovery”, and indulged in the proceeding of macroscopic to microscopic changes in the cultural history. Under Timothy Brook’s writing, the seventeenth century’s painting is no longer display of pure reproduction of scenery frames, but becoming the picture clues of global commerce and culture mixture. Through detailed analysis and interpretation of the paintings, the different parts of the world linked like the Dutch city of Delft, the Ming Dynasty of China, the Americas and the Philippines together in one book, building a broad view of the 17th century, about global trade and cultural exchanges...…
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