Summary Of The Book Vermeer's Hat

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Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World, by Timothy Brook, sets out to explain how the world was transformed during the seventeenth century through a growing world market and expanding globalization between civilizations and cultures that either had not have contact or limited contact in the past. The book is organized into eight sections, each corresponding to a different piece of art created by Johannes Vermeer and other artists. Each of these sections covers a different factor, such as the economy for Chinese goods or the work and explorations around the world to create an accurate map of the world, which led to the overall globalization during this time. Beginning with the first section of the book, The View from Delft, the …show more content…
This century marks the dawn of the global world and continues to this day as new technology is introduced allowing us form stronger connections than ever before.
When Timothy Brook sat down to write, Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World, his goal appeared to be to explain the events that occurred during the seventeenth century. Furthermore, he wanted to express to the reader that during this time, the world was shifting in ways that those who living through it could never have imagined and it is only in recent history that we can recognize this as the beginning of

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