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Description - Empire of Things by Frank Trentmann

We are what we consume. From Renaissance Italy and late Ming China to today's shoppers, this is the epic history of the things that have seduced, enriched and unsettled our lives over the centuries - showing that rampant consumption is a truly global phenomenon, with a much longer history than we realize.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141028743
ISBN-10: 0141028742
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 38mm)
Pages: 880
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Frank Trentmann

Frank Trentmann is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and directed the GBP5 million Cultures of Consumption research programme. His last book, Free Trade Nation, won the Whitfield Prize for outstanding historical scholarship and achievement from the Royal Historical Society. He was educated at Hamburg University, the LSE and at Harvard, where he received his PhD. In 2014 he was Moore Distinguished Fellow at Caltech.