Wheelers Books
The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe

The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe (Hardback)

Edited by Richardson, Catherine, PhD
Edited by Hamling, Tara
Edited by Gaimster, David

Material culture research has become an increasingly important aspect of the study of early modern societies. Always the foundation of museum practice and the subject of enquiry for archaeologists and social anthropologists, it has more recently become a key feature of scholarshi...p across a wide range of humanities disciplines. Ways of presenting the objects themselves and the findings of research into them have been the focus of increasing critical attention and hence new methodologies, and materiality has come to be recognised as a central element of traditional historiographical subjects in this period, such as religious practice, social identity, power relations and global exchange. The Ashgate Research Companion to Material Culture in Early Modern Europe offers a comprehensive multi-disciplinary examination of current research in the field, making it the first such volume to present a detailed yet wide-ranging consideration of the breadth and scope of research on material culture in the early modern period. It brings together essays from scholars working in a range of disciplines, and contributors include specialists from the fields of history, art history, literature and archaeology as well as museum practitioners. The volume surveys the most recent work in various disciplines, and describes the methods which have been developed within each for analysing material culture in the pre-modern period. It also discusses recent efforts to integrate these various methods into a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to the evidence which has the potential to address some of the larger questions of the study of this period, such as the relationship between public and private life, the changing connections between the sacred and the profane, or the effects of gender and social status upon lived experience. This research companion considers how such an approach might be taken further, investigating the development of a coherent agenda for material culture studies for this period before the mass production of goods.
Read more

ISBN 9781409462699
Released NZ 16 Sep 2016
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Routledge History Handbooks
Not currently available

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781409462699
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Ashgate Publishing Limited
Released 16 Sep 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Richardson, Catherine, PhD
Edited by Hamling, Tara
Edited by Gaimster, David
Series Routledge History Handbooks
Category Cultural Studies
Popular Culture
World History: C 1500 To C 1750
European History
European history: c 1500 to c 1750
Social & Cultural History
Agriculture & Related Industries
Number of Pages 486
Dimensions Width: 174mm
Height: 246mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 306.460940903
Weight 1,157g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Material culture - History - Europe
NBS Text Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education;College/higher education