Empire of Things
How We Became A World of Consumers, From the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-firstBook - 2016
"The extraordinary story of our modern material world, from Renaissance Italy and late Ming China to today's global economy. A masterpiece of research and storytelling many years in the making, [this work] recounts the epic history of the goods that have seduced, enriched, and unsettled our lives over the past six hundred years"--Front jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, 2016.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Characteristics: xvi, 862 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm