Sunday, January 01, 2017

By yours truly …

… Commentary: A world of trade is behind the woman in silk.

1 comment:

  1. Jeff Mauvais11:23 PM

    Great review, Frank. Though, after checking the price of the book on Amazon, I've decided to wait for the paperback edition! Lisa Jardine's book Worldly Goods takes the same approach to the Italian Renaissance, while Vermeer's Hat by Timothy Brooks focuses on the Dutch mercantile empire of the 17th century. Global trade has been part of human culture for millennia, and any notion that it can rolled back is absurd.