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THE SOUTHERN GATES OF ARABIA, A JOURNEY IN THE HADHRAMAUT

I seem to turn more and more to adventure, travel and explorer books- for the body, the mind and the soul. FREYA STARK by Caroline Moorehead 1985 THE SOUTHERN GATES … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

More books about global trade……

SILK, PORCELAIN AND LACQUER: CHINA AND JAPAN AND THEIR TRADE WITH WESTERN EUROPE AND THE NEW WORLD, 1500-1644. By Teresa Canepa, London 2016. Global trade via trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific networks … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

A PORTRAIT OF THE HINDUS

BALTHAZAR SOLVYNS & THE EUROPEAN IMAGE OF INDIA 1760-1824 by ROBERT L. HARDGRAVE, Jr. Austin, Texas, August 2003 Oxford University Press Robert L. Hardgrave, Jr. is the Louann and Larry … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

SILK THREAD: CHINA AND THE NETHERLANDS FROM 1600

By Tristan Mostert and Jan van Campen The third book in the Rijksmuseum’s Country Series and accompanying the Asian export exhibitions in the recently reopened Rijksmuseum Amsterdam looks at 400 … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

BITTER SPICE INDONESIA AND THE NETHERLANDS FROM 1600

By Harm Stevens In its Country Series the Rijksmuseum published the history of conflict, controversy and profit between these two countries. I am still waiting to receive my copy from … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Book of Tea

If you want to read something about the importance of tea in Japanese culture my treasured stand-by is the old version of The Book of Tea, (Cha no Hon) by … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE CENTURY OF SPICE TRADE

THE CENTURY OF SPICE TRADE WITH ASIA AND HOW IT INFLUENCED AND SHAPED THE ARTS AND CRAFTS OF EUROPE AND ASIA. So much is written about international trade and how … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment