This companion examines the global Renaissance through object-based case studies of artistic production from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe in the early modern period.

The international group of contributors take an art historical approach characterized by close analysis of form and meaning as well as function, and a focus on questions of crosscultural dialogue and adaptation. Seeking to de-emphasize the traditional focus on Europe, this book is a critical guide to the literature and the state of the field. Chapters outline new questions and agendas while pushing beyond familiar material. Main themes include workshops, the migrations of artists, objects, technologies, diplomatic gifts, imperial ideologies, ethnicity and indigeneity, sacred spaces and image cults, as well as engaging with the open questions of "the Renaissance" and "the global."

This will be a useful and important resource for researchers and students alike and will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual culture, material culture, and Renaissance studies.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons [Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND)] 4.0 license

chapter 1|14 pages


Teaching the Global Renaissance
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part I|98 pages

Workshops: Translations of Media and Techniques

chapter 162|4 pages

The Mechanics of Cultivating Desire

Connecting Early Modern Objects, Artisans, and Workshops
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chapter 2.1|18 pages

Between Cairo and China

Design, Paper, and Ottoman Metalwork c. 1500
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chapter 2.2|13 pages

Your Parcel Is on the Way

Netherlandish Carved Altarpieces as Exported Products in the Early Sixteenth Century
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chapter 2.3|15 pages

Early Modern Artistic Globalization from Colonial Mexico

The Case of Enconchados
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chapter 2.4|17 pages

Nanban Lacquer

Global Styles and Materials in a Japanese Cabinet
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chapter 2.5|14 pages

The Global Renaissance in Colonial Mexico

The Case of Talavera Poblana Ceramics
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part II|110 pages

Terminology: Alternative Geographies and Temporalities

chapter 1143|6 pages

The Renaissance, the Revenant

A Hauntology of Art History
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chapter 3.1|16 pages

Sovereign Time

A Clockwork Art History
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chapter 3.2|12 pages

Global Ivories

Cross-Cultural Appropriations, Dialogues, and (Dis)Connected Art Histories between Europe and South Asia
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chapter 3.3|17 pages

Palermo's Renaissance Misfit

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chapter 3.4|11 pages

Materials and Medallions

Picturing Global Objects from Early Modern Paris
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chapter 3.5|13 pages

A Global Experiment in Printing

The Circulation of the Nestorian Stele from Xi'an
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chapter 3.6|17 pages

Decentering the Renaissance

Afro-Eurasian Itineraries of Mamluk Metalwork
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chapter 3.7|16 pages

Otter Offerings

Indigenous Art History and Extractive Ecologies in the Circumpolar North
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part III|114 pages

Transregional Emulations/Rethinking Empire

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chapter 4.3|11 pages

Saved by Medusa

The Medici Moor from the Bargello to the Met Breuer
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chapter 4.4|18 pages

Benin Ivory Pendant Pair

Honoring an Ambitious Mother
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chapter 4.5|16 pages

The Art of the Book in Early Modern Kashmir

The Case of an Illuminated Manuscript of Dīwān-i Ḥāfiẓ
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chapter 4.6|21 pages

Forging Cultural Universes in the Mediterranean Renaissance

Altarpieces in Sardinia, Prints by Raphael, and Connections with the Flemish and Spanish Worlds
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part IV|112 pages

Literary and Material Poetics

chapter 3385|7 pages

Literary and Material Poetics

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chapter 5.1|17 pages

Renaissance as Refreshment in the Mughal Empire

The Floral Carpets of Lahore and the Tarz-i Taza (Fresh Style) in Seventeenth-Century South Asia
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chapter 5.4|19 pages

I Was Made from Earth

A Rhineland Archaeological Discovery, 1572
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chapter 5.5|19 pages

A Painting of a Painting and a Boy on a Bottle

Thresholds of Image in Early Modern Iran
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chapter 5.6|18 pages

The Global Air

Atmospherics in Chinese Ink Painting in the Seventeenth Century
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part V|152 pages

Translating the Sacred

chapter 4506|11 pages

Introduction to Translating the Sacred

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chapter 6.2|18 pages

The Cotinga and the Hummingbird

Material Mobilities in the Early Colonial Featherwork of New Spain
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chapter 6.3|16 pages

Goa Dourada

The Tomb of St. Francis Xavier in Portuguese India
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chapter 6.4|17 pages

Pilgrims and their Objects as Agents of Cultural Hybridization

The English Alabaster Altarpiece of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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chapter 6.5|13 pages

Angels in a New Dimension

Christian Tapestries and the Southern Andean Religious Tradition
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chapter 6.6|14 pages

Itinerant Sephardic Judaica

From Dutch Ports to the Harbors of Europe and the Americas
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chapter 6.8|13 pages

A Last Judgment Print from Flanders

Paths of Michelangelo toward Spanish America
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chapter 6.9|12 pages

Visualizing Faith

The Emerald Buddha in Fifteenth-Century Northern Thailand
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part VI|97 pages

Constructed Spaces and Perspectives

chapter 6027|7 pages


Constructed Spaces and Perspectives
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chapter 7.3|17 pages

A Mobile Shrine

The Global Cult of the Santa Casa
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chapter 7.4|20 pages

The Great Mosque of Kilwa

An Architectural Lodestone
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chapter 7.5|21 pages

Beijing and Beyond

Imperial Landscapes and Early Modern Cosmopolitan Rulership in Qing-Era Eurasia
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