Worldly Goods

Lisa Jardine ( argues that the creation of culture during the Renaissance was inextricably tied to the creation of wealth — that the expansion of commerce spurred the expansion of thought. This is a superb and fascinating read, especially for those who are drawn to the Renaissance as a subject.


Do also listen to the Radio 4 ‘In Our Time’ podcast (45 minutes) on the Renaissance at the link   With Francis Ames-Lewis, Professor of History of Art, Birkbeck College; Peter Burke, Professor of Cultural History and Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge; Dr Evelyn Welch, Reader in the History of Art, University of Sussex.


481 pages in Papermac paperback edition.

ISBN 978-0333674468


Professor Lisa Jardine


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