Luxury and Fashion in the Long Eighteenth Century

Publisher:
Philip Wilson Publishers
Publication Type:
Chapter
Citation:
Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, 2015, 1, 1 pp. 153 - 160
Issue Date:
2015-03-30
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Treasured Possessions began as an unprecedented collaboration between the Applied Arts Department of the Fitzwilliam Museum and staff and students from the History Faculty at Cambridge University. A number of historians were also invited to contribute to the catalogue, published as a book.This chapter, written with an economic and global historian, considers how luxury goods in the eighteenth century were at the same time cosmopolitan and trans-national as well as carrying specific local meanings and usages.
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